A purely hypothetical question
Hey gurdy folk.
Right now I'm playing a Hilsmann Vivace, which is absolutely brilliant. But I'd also like to be able to play down to low C with a nice meaty sound. So I'm looking at the possibility of putting in an order for a tenor instrument.
Curious what recommendations people have for this class of instrument.
There's the obvious choices like the Hilsmann Largo (both Alto and Tenor, can't find many good videos of the Tenor model though), and Weichselbaumer's Tenor model. Both sound great, the Weichselbaumer has a more delicate sound to my ears--very articulate whereas the Largo seems a bit more powerful.
For the Weichselbaumer--I'm interested in the gee-whiz features (the drop wheel and cotton free wheel surfacing) on his gurdies, but also kind of worried about long term reliability/maintenance-requirements as they are relatively new developments. Any comments?
I hear Rebollo's C42 is good, certainly videos online sound very clean and nice.
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I am wanting to take up the sax but cannot afford much more than 400 dollars. I plan to upgrade later on when it is affordable. I am worried to buy one that seems like a good price and it end up having broken or cheap parts.
I’m considering getting a tenor banjo so I can play (and be heard) at trad sessions and am wondering how hard the transition is from mandolin. I know the tuning is the same so it should be relatively easy after I build the muscle memory.
Is there anything I should know about the tenor banjo? Any wisdom to impart? I feel like picking is probably a lot easier due to the lower tension of the strings, but we’ll see.
If you were to put a number on it, are you losing around 20% of wooden material or something or even more?
Hey guys - looking for recs for a good tenor mouthpiece. i’ve got a HR Benjiman Allen right now that I love but i’m looking for a something with a slight baffle, metal, not overly bright but some edge. was looking at Ted Klum pieces - they’re super expensive so I’m hesitant to get one just to try. Comment some recs if you can! thanks!
So I made a post complaining about how people exaggerate the weight of tenors the other day ( https://www.reddit.com/r/drumline/comments/g5gulj/why_do_people_think_quads_weigh_55_pounds/ ) In the comments, several people made the valid point that there is rotational force at play from the drums being extended out in front of you. I wanted to figure out how much that force was, so I ran an experiment this morning.
I suspended the tenors in the air, and measured the angle that they made in relation to a flat plane. It's been too long since I took trigonometry, so I just plugged these values into a triangle calculator along with the assumed 90 degree angle between the carrier and the drums, and the downwards weight of the drums (39.5 pounds).
Side C represents the force in pounds that you must apply to the belly plate and backbar together to make the drums level. It's 30.9 pounds in my... keep reading on reddit ➡
Martha Mödl, Astrid Varnay, Margaret Harshaw, Violeta Urmana, etc. The list can go long. Many sopranos or mezzos have throughout the history gone from singing Fricka and Brangäne to Tosca and Isolde; and then back to core mezzo repertoire or character alto roles.
Many ‘diva’ sopranos sings Carmen and Charlotte, without being widely controversial. And lyric mezzos and altos also sometimes go to Santuzza, Norma and soprano parts.
But for a baritone or tenor, this is completely verboten. Ramon Vinay and Plácido Domingo’s baritone careers have been met with contempt. If you change fach, you should not go back. Tenors who changes to baritone to repertoire are usually acussed of being *finished*, if they don’t do it early in their careers. And for a baritone who attempts tenor roles, it needs to be very official that they have changed fach.
Tthere are roles could be sung by both baritone and tenor: Danilo, Pelleas, Eisenstein, Melot... they are not many.
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RED VELVET's harmonization is top-tier.
RED VELVET's harmonization (contralto and tenor) in 'red flavor' was so beautiful not to forget 'PSYCHO' too. Their voices blend so beautifully with the soprano, contralto and tenor. 'Umpah Umpah'- is also superior in terms of harmonization. 'Zimzalabim' - too in the verse had beautiful harmonization. 'power up' - too. in fact in 'power up' the contralto was kind of loud.
Hey all, I'm curious about my horn. I wanted to see if anyone else owns the model, or has any advice. I've been playing about three months now. I bought a used tenor from a local repair tech (recommend by my instructor). It's got some use on it, but overall seems to work good. My instructor gave it the thumbs up also. What specific quirks do I need to watch out for? I've been told by some, that starting with a vintage horn isn't ideal. So I want to make sure I'm going forward with full understanding of any disadvantages/advantages of my horn. It does have a good fat tone that I like.
Please comment below with any content you'd like added to this OP.
List of makers: http://www.tenorguitar.com/build.html
Normally I would chalk this up to not playing enough long tones, but I've put in hours on alto and bari and can play in tune on those horns. My tenor playing on the other hand is atrocious; I'm so sharp to the point that the mouthpiece is about to fall off the cork, but at the same time there are notes that are very flat.
My question is, is this actually from the need to practice more long tones, or is there something wrong with my horn/setup? If I was out of tune on any other horn I would just accept that I gotta hit the shed and move on, but on bari especially tuning is never a problem.
For reference my tenor is a Buescher Aristocrat (don't know the actual model number or anything) and I'm using a Rico Metalite M7 mouthpiece, and I'm experimenting with reeds at the moment but my go to has been a Legere Signature 2.5
I'm open to any ideas. I'm almost hoping the answer is that I need to practice more, and not needing repairs or anything, but could there be an issue with the horn,... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey! I'm not in the market of buying a tenor pad due to pricing. Is there a way I can make one. I don't have enough practice pads to make one out of them. I was thinking maybe take some shoe insoles and wood?
Honnestly, I thought it would have been easier to play. I didn't think the gap would be that much. Played it for 15 mins and now my wrist is swollen. Any recommendation for when my wrist will be in shape?
I’ve been playing tenor sax for approximately 1 and a half years now and I am wondering what I can do to improve my tone like how do I get a richer tone. I’ve wondered if you guys have any tips on overtones, vibrato, voicing, etc. My setup is a legere 2.5 reed, Eugene Rousseau 4R mouthpiece, and Yamaha YTS 480.
I just got this ukulele which I ordered online.
It is so beautiful. The sound is so amazing...... BUT
The Guitar-style-bridge just doesn't work? The low G string just snapped right out of it. And it's broken now. After merely 5 minutes of playing.
I can send it back (thank god), but should I refund it or ask for a replacement? Any other suggestion for a good sounding, nice looking tenor ukulele in the same price range? It was about $360CAD
Apparently it could be 20" too or something?
Hello people ! Just thought I'd share you guys my passion for French Baroque and the work I've done. I'm a Tenor and I've probably dug through 90% of baroque french operatic works to find Haute-contre airs. Seeing that this repertoire is not well known, I'll just tell you what it is: It's essentially a Tenor singing very often between let's say C4-A4 (the score sung one tone lower than today). The singing is very light like some Baroque Tenor repertoire, and the fact that the tessitura is so high calls for a lighter Tenor who can mix very well (not so present in XIXth century opera). I'll stop there for now :)
Here's the collection I've made:https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1cHoMfIBwduYPditkQ6wojShTdhlJGQaq
Now what you see first are folders of different genres. Most of the arias are present in the "Tragédie-lyrique" and "Opéra-ballet" folders. I also added some italian and german equivalents t... keep reading on reddit ➡
I just have trouble and was wondering what helped you guys learn it
I’m a violin player (concert master in my high school orchestra 3 years and played electric violin in jazz band) but also played percussion is marching band for 2 years (glockenspiel and vibraphone). I’ve always wanted to learn tenor saxophone but I have no idea where or how to start. I’m wondering, how hard of an instrument is it to learn? What is the learning curve like? Does anyone know where I could pick one up for relatively cheap?
If i have reached the intermediate stage on a soprano ukulele is it easy to apply my same concepts to a tenor and start playing songs I know on my soprano? Ive never played a larger ukulele then soprano so I just would like to know. :D
I'd say I'm at an intermediate level when it comes to sight reading, and I never learned/was taught how to even begin with improvising or playing by ear and I find it quite difficult to pick that up by myself, if you know of any online resources that could help me that would be awesome! I know getting some form of mentor or teacher would really help, but outside of quarantine I'm quite short on time for lessons with college and work.
Hello! I’m just curious to know, do tenors get to C5 using chest voice? And if so, how loud is it usually? I’ve heard that high notes tend to get loud but is it the case with tenors?
I am curious what other RDs are doing to cope with the current changes in many our jobs d/t the increased demand on our healthcare system? Lack of PPE, increased census and demands on us and possible your facilities altogether. This question is for acute care, LTC, subacute really everyone. Has anyone left their positions, rethought their career decisions, signed up volunteer anywhere?
Hi all, I'm looking at taking up the tenor recorder, and after going through some of Sarah Jeffry's (Team Recorder) videos, have decided to go with one of these:
Other than the price, any major differences, particularly for an adult beginner? I've some musical experience with the violin, many many years ago, and used to write electronic music; although I'm not sure how writing Dub and Progressive House will translate to the recorder :-)
Also, if I decide I like it and want to stick it out, I'd like to buy a wooden renaissance recorder (I just love the tone and aesthetics) - how easily does the fingering translate?
Finally, also on Sarah's recommendation, I'll be picking up a copy of Van Eyck, but can anyone recommend a good beginners book for the tenor? Something to go over the basics before diving into Va... keep reading on reddit ➡
Anyone else doing this? I just played queen of the night aria for flute using a combination of tenor and soprano recorders to get the range.
My yamaha ecodear soprano is incredibly easy to play with good intonation and extremely fast response. Maybe I got a bad ecodear alto, because that wasn't impressive at all, but this ecodear soprano is amazing and goes extremely well with my yamaha tenor. Now if only yamaha made a tenor ecodear, I'd pick it up in a second.
Hi. I am 20 years old. Can i get vocal surgery to become a Tenor? People call me as High Baritone. I hate this. They said "You scream alot". I don't want singing in head voice. I wanna be comfortable at C5 and more in full chest voice. :(
My voice is completely un-trained.
My some singing test but too loud? https://youtu.be/xNYorsuyBUI
How much dollars is the vocal surgery? I want to have more longer vocal cords to become a Tenor. I need a surgery right?
Note: I hear some Bass Baritone guy asks about become a Tenor with vocal surgery. But people say "This is not possible.". But, if i'm a High Baritone, is it possible to become a Tenor with surgery?
I recently bought a used metal Vandoren v16 tenor sax piece but it didn't come with a ligature and was wondering what aftermarket ligatures work with this piece. My main sax is bari and play tenor mostly for fun on the side so I'm not looking to spend more than 50, thank you to who ever can help me!
I found a good deal on a tenor, but I didn't double check for both keys-- it has the C key but no C#. Do I just... not have access to that note?
I'm still pretty new to the recorder and this is my first non-soprano. Any help would be appreciated!
I recently purchased a $350 ukulele which has been great, but I'm considering returning it b/c there's a rattle at certain angles depending on how I'm holding it. Makes me think it has something to do with the Fishman Pickup inside, but I've tried tightening everything down and have replaced the strings. At some angles there's a rattle, at other angles, there's no rattle at all. Don't really feel like going through the trouble of taking it somewhere to have them experiment with what could be causing it.
So, if I end up returning it, what other brands/models of ukes should I be looking at?
If you guys remember me from my previous post, I decided to go with the tenor sax!!! I have the budget of 1000$ since i just graduated. I hear that a lot of used saxophones preform just as great, when kept in good condition, as the newer ones. If you do suggest a used sax, could you possibly link me to one? I don't exactly know what could possibly be wrong with it.
New to the community and attempting to learn more about technique in advance of voice lessons (that might be on hold because of the coronavirus, ugh). I’ve been reading a lot about mixed voice, which I’m pretty poor at implementing below A4. I have a really easy and chesty G4 but the shift after that is quite abrupt, and my A4 requires mixing, as do my B4 and C5 (my A4 is way thinner than my G4 and I’m not happy about it).
So today I decided to see how far up that mix actually goes...and I about shit my pants because I definitely hit a mixed F5. Didn’t sound fantastic, I’m sure, but it still happened and was absolutely not in full falsetto. I had to check it on the keyboard to make sure I wasn’t imagining it, and at first I was looking too low assuming it had to be a D or something.
Consensus here seems to be that I’m likely an untrained lyric tenor. Is this a normal thing for that group?
I marched tenors at my high school last year and I kept on hitting my forearms on the part of the harness that sits on your stomach area. Is there a way to fix that or is it just something that you have to work around? Thanks in advance:)
Ive been doing some thinking lately and realized bass clarinets are 1 octave below soprano clarinets, but in most instruments 1 octave below the soprano is the tenor instrument. Why are clarinets special?
I get it, they’re two different styles. And yes, I know a lot of people find the sound of pop-punk singers to be too “whiney.” But if you can actually sing in that range in a way that doesn’t sound like a bear shouting for help, that’s more impressive to me. Even if it isn’t technically the case, the more clean tone or even more nasally sound of pop-punk just sounds more controlled than the unstable-sounding vibrato of operatic/classical singers to me.
This is coming from someone who has a degree in classical music and currently works in opera. If I voiced this opinion out loud to any of my peers, I’d probably be blacklisted.
Hi there, this is probably a dumb question so excuse me for that.
But if it isn't, then I really want to know at what age does the male voice stop changing. I am currently 15 (in 3 months 16) and pretty sure I'm a baritone. My vocal range is G2-D4 (up to F5 with head voice), I feel very comfortable in the C3 range however when I go up to the C4 range that's when I really have trouble. Also to make things clear I am an amateur and have no training experience whatsoever. I just want to know if it's still possible in any way to transform someone like me into a tenor with an experienced coach or even on my own. Or is a tenor way outta my league? I've seen a couple of people talking about using a mixed voice but I still have to do some research on it.
Ok so I am finishing up my second year in college as a music education major. I am a pretty good saxophone player, mostly been playing classical saxophone on my pro model alto, but I also play jazz and just jam with my friends. I want to play tenor saxophone. Understand that I am not going to be playing tenor at the same level as I do alto. I mainly want one to mess around with, jam, and maybe play some more advanced rep just for giggles.
That being said would a student model tenor be good enough for me? My high school band director is selling some for a pretty affordable price,they’re Selmer Americans from the 90s, as far as I know they’re in playing condition, but I will be play testing them.
I’m pretty broke and just want something for fun, would a student sax be good enough for that?
So I am a sophomore who just got into advanced band at my school and I am looking to upgrade my current sax from 7th grade to something a little more pro. I want something with a really nice, bright sound that isn't too expensive. It needs to be somewhat versatile because I'm on the worship team, jazz band, concert band, and marching band. Please leave any recommendations because I am not experienced in horn shopping at all!
I am a high school tenor player and trying to get into corps soon so I was wondering what the most realistic/helpful tenor pad is. I currently use the Vic Firth heavy hitter but without laminate I dislike how the rubber grabs my sticks during sweeps. It seems like the two most common tenor pads with rims are the Chavez and Xymox pads but I have worries about both. I mainly want to know if the S-hoop on the Chavez pad is helpful and if laminate would be required for sweeps, and if Xymox is still superior for practice despite its shipping time/longevity.
I’m a graduating senior. I’m not going to college, but I have always wanted to play tenor and I want to keep playing out of school. I also have a pretty good knowledge of music in general, I’ve performed on every brass instrument available to me, and have been in varsity jazz and concert band for all 4 years. I know how to make sound, and even know how to play one scale. I need suggestions on books I can get for beginners. I play trumpet so I also already know the key.
I bought it at a "deaccessioning" sale for a music instrument lending library (https://www.joesmill.org/) in Kingston, ON, Canada about three years ago and have recently tried to get back into playing an instrument. Scale/ruler is 140cm long, and the "cork" seems to be made of waxed string. It's an A440 German system (?) and the low C# will not sound for the life of me. I'd love to keep using it without the colour smudging off, and i guess other general tips for care. Any info helps!