I've been learning on a kmise banjolele but feel like it's time to upgrade.
Looking for a tenor in the $200-$400 range, electric or not.
Thanks for your time!
What is the best fingering on tenor sax if I am going from Bb (with octave key) (from bis Bb) to Altissimo G really quickly.
Any fingering suggestion is highly appreciated!
Howdy. I am hoping somebody can give some advice. I am getting back into playing the tenor sax, and I need an upgrade to my mouthpiece. My head has been hurting trying to figure it out, so I am hoping someone can help.
I have been able to narrow it down to three options:
Vandoren V16 Large Chamber Ebonite version (Probably T7L)
Used Metal Otto Link Super Tone Master NY model in 6* or 7* (believe the NY model is darker than the regular STM, plus from videos, I like the NY better)
JodyJazz HR* 7*
All 3 are in my price range ($200 or less). The order I have is cheapest to move expensive. I am looking for a dark, warm, (airy, fuzzy? if I can describe it well) sound. I don't care much for how loud it is, I am just playing in the house here as a hobby. I can predict that the sound will mostly come as I practice more and more, but since I really just plan on getting on one main mouthpiece, I want to make the right choice. As a reference, I really love the sound of Dexter Gordon, and Stan Getz as well, and kinda want to go and play like Dexter Gordon a bit more.
Does anyone have any recommendations out of all those three? The Vandoren and JodyJazz would be new, Otto Link used.
Edit: To add, if anyone has other recommendations, I have a budget of $200 or less.
Worst mistake of my life.
Hello everyone! I am currently teaching myself the Tenor Recorder and really like it. But i am very sensible to loud noises (i have a Tinnitus and damaged ears) so the upper register is a huge problem after practicing for 10-15 Minutes. So i wondered how much quieter the next bigger recorder - the bass - would be. If its very noticeble i would considering a switch. I couldn't find any reliable data online, such as Decibel or whatever.
My Tenor is usually 80-85 dB (measured with the Bosch dB App), in the higher registers its 105 db. Has someone of you comparable data or advice?
Edit: thanks for the replies. I'll stick to my Tenor for now, will try a few earplugs and see whether thats a good choice. Seems like i'll have to try a bass myself and see whether it works for me. This will be a future purchase.
Hi, I have been trying to look for a male tenor scale but all I find is the scale played by the piano and, sometimes, the first couple of notes sung by the tenor but not the whole thing. I am curious in hearing the whole thing and learning how they negotiate passaggio’s etc. Do you know of such video/audio and where I could find it? Thank you.
I've been playing tenor sax for about 5 months now and I'm at that point where I want to invest into a mouthpiece.
I've been mainly playing jazz so I'm looking for a mouthpiece made for that but there's just so many factors I can't wrap my head around.
The mouthpiece I'm using right now is a Selmer bundy 3 that just came with my sax and it's not making the sound I really am looking for. I'm looking for a more darker sound.
I've heard that the Otto link 7? I think is a good mouthpiece for a darker sound but I don't know what to get as a beginner saxophonist.
Any advice is appreciated
i've seen a lot of piano sheet music for spme songs i'd like to learn to play on my saxophone, but i don't know if i can just try to play them as they are, i've tried making the music sheet myself, but i'm not too good at it, help is greatly appretiated
So I am saving up for a tenor sax, and was originally going for the Jean Paul TS400 which costs around$ $700. I just recently found a company called Wessex Tubas, and they also have a Tenor Saxophone for sale for quite a bit less. I wanted to know if it is a good enough saxophone for the price or if I should just wait to work for my dad over the summer and save up for the Jean Paul. Thanks!
How much can you improve as a natural tenor in a year? For example, can you improve your comfortable, usable range from a G4 max to a C5# as a tenor? Can you go from okay intonation to hardly missing a note?
I'm new to this opera thing, but I'm finding it much deeper emotionally than I'd anticipated.
Caruso recordings were my gateway drug. But when I started branching out (exploring Puccini, etc) I realized that most (maybe all) of the modern (famous) tenors I encountered were not too my taste. Not bad, obviously, given their success and recognition, but not me. They don't speak to me - or rather, I can't connect.
Then I discovered the Beecham recording of La Boheme. Ah, there it is. In my brief exploration of recorded opera, only Bjorling connects to me like Caruso. There is a sincerity (like a landscape - an emotional vista), in addition to the technical mastery. I don't know how else to describe it.
Any other recommendations for tenors to investigate? I hope I've phrased this in a respectful manner. The best part of life is new things to discover...
I’m looking at purchasing a tenor as my first because I want a larger body to fit work better with my big fingers and I was hoping that a tenor would still be able to use the same tabs. Mainly I want it to play cover songs of old time rock music (Beatles, chuck berry, etc...). Is this a good decision? Any and all advice is appropriated. Also good websites for free tabs.
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Hey everyone !
So I'm a tenor leggiero. I spent four years at a conservatory of music in France but had to leave because I moved to the states. Now that I am back in France I would like to go back to the conservatory.
I kept practicing a lot but I would like to know some particular roles that I could practice on. I know early Italian Romantic composers used a lot of leggiero tenors. There's also some in Mozart that I know.
But I hear often that the French repertoire use a lot of those without having specific composer, arias or roles quoted.
Do you guys no some ?