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Old 01-04-2015, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just got a saxophone, absolutely no experience.

Hey guys, I just got a saxophone for Christmas and needless to say even though I have zero in terms of knowledge on anything about the instrument I'm extremely eager to learn. I love how it's used within' Soul, Funk, & Jazz pieces. I was just here to see if anyone had any advice for an extreme newbie. I also gotta say I love the image the instrument can bring, it's extremely cool, smooth, you know. Thanks
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just blow into the damn thing.

Seriously though, it's difficult to describe how to do certain techniques and such, so that's really up to you. The best advice that I have is to practice and experiment with what you can do with the instrument often. Learn a few songs that you like, practice intervals that sound good to you, etc. Practice scales and all that if you're serious about the instrument. It really is a learning process that's specific to each person, in my experience.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Alright, thanks for the advice. I plan on starting lessons seriously soon.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Those bass pictures might be cool if this thread were about you.
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Those bass pictures might be cool if this thread were about you.
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Old 02-02-2015, 05:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Also: breathing exercises. Don't underestimate the importance of breath.
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Just get a good introductory book on amazon or a music store and practice scales. Additionally, you should get a separate book for jazz, including scales, improvisational techniques, and some jazz standards. Make sure you keep it clean, and try to take a lesson from someone worthwhile at least once a week.

What model is it?
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I can't give any advice here at all but it's nice to see Frownland supportive of an aspiring musician. I wonder if Micco hung up the sax or is now blowing his heart out in a funk band.
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