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Mar. 1st, 2006 @ 11:39 pm Yep.
This community seems kind of dead, but I thought I'd join it anyway.

Name: katy
Age: 16
What type of Sax: tenor and alto, they're both Selmers... I know the tenor is a 1244... I forget what the alto is.
How long have you played: 5 or 6 years
Do you play any other instruments: I can play flute and am teaching myself violin.
If yes which one(s): See above...

So yes... That's all, I suppose. Yay for saxophones.
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Dec. 16th, 2005 @ 10:27 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Spain- Chick Corea
Name: Amanda
What type of Sax: 52 Yamaha (trying to get a cannonball)
How long have you played: 7 years
Do you play any other instruments: Yes
If yes which one(s): Clarinet, Bassoon, Baritone, and a little flute.
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Dec. 12th, 2005 @ 07:54 pm New member!
Name: Zambeanae
Age: 26
What type of Sax: Alto; Selmer Series III, Bird jazz mouthpiece, C-star for classical. Tenor, Yahmaha Custom Z, Dukoff 10 jazz mouthpiece (it is a beaut), once again a C-star.
How long have you played: 15 years
Do you play any other instruments: If yes which one(s): Recorders, clarinet (my first instrument, ahh), trumpet, and flute
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Nov. 21st, 2005 @ 02:43 am Saxophone Mouthpiece!

I recently purchased some mouthpieces to try on recommendation, one of them being a Selmer Paris Larry Teal Alto Saxophone mouthpiece. Well, I decided I was going to stick with my Caravan mouthpiece and now have this brand new LT mouthpiece sitting here with me in my room. If anyone would like this mouthpiece please let me know. I would really like to have someone buy it instead of keeping it and not using it. I bought it for $150, so if someone wants it and is willing to pay that and shipping, or B/O let me know!

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Nov. 10th, 2005 @ 04:17 pm (no subject)
What type of Sax: Alto. It's kind of not good. The ones you get in like fifth grade, with the plastic black cases that say CONN in the little blue label on the case.
How long have you played: 6, going on 7 years. 5th grade to now, Sophomore in HS.
Do you play any other instruments: No, I played marimba and various percussion things for Winter Drumline, but that was jsut one year.
If yes which one(s): marimba and various percussion things.

Question: My mouthpiece has been chipped and I need a new one. I've been told by different people, different kinds to get, mainly Selmer C(sea?) Star (I dont know, I've never had to spell it out before.) I have between $50 and $100 to spend on this mouthpiece as I need it before December 11th. I do both marching and concert band and I just need a good mouthpiece for both. Mine was chipped at a marching practice afterschool. It got caught in a trumpet's shirt sleeve and slung across the yard line. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Oct. 8th, 2005 @ 10:29 pm Scimonetti's in California.
If anyone is in the L.A. County are or, just in for a visit, you should go to:

Scimonetti's Brass and Woodwind
701 W.Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93534


The website doesn't do them justice!!!! That store is AMAZING!!! They carry EVERY BRAND of saxophone, with at least 5 of each in stock at ALL TIMES!!!!

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Reference 54 Bell
Oct. 7th, 2005 @ 02:15 pm Howdy.
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Paul Desmond- Cool Imagination
Hey there all. My name is Amy. I’ve been playing sax since 13 and am currently 24.

My current setups include:
Selmer Reference 54 Alto
Super Session with BG France Traditional Lig. (Soloist when the stock comes in.)
Alexander D.C. #3
Selmer Serie III Tenor
Meyer 7* (looking for a new piece atm, thinking Soloist also.) with BG France Traditional Lig.
Alexander Classique #3 and D.C.'s #3
Buescher TruTone Soprano

I also play flute and clarinet, until someone realizes that saxophone is a legitimate musical instrument and we don't need to double. See there be that sarcasm I’m know for. :)
Some might see me as the typical sax player/band geek, some might not. I’m pretty open minded, hopefully my brain won’t ooze out my ears. Saxophone and music are what I do. I can be goofy, EXTREMELY sarcastic, but also really nice and fun to talk to. Ever want to talk music, I'm around. Post or whatever all these lovely LJ peeps do to chat. :)
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Reference 54 Bell
Sep. 29th, 2005 @ 03:20 pm (no subject)
1) Anyone interested in purchasing an intermediate baritone saxophone (YBS52-yamaha, gold lacquer, low A, etc, etc).

2) Where is the best places (I dont trust ebay all the time) to see a horn online... doing it in stores usually gets you a different appraisal than OBO. So.. what has anyone on here used?
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Sep. 22nd, 2005 @ 04:22 pm Yani 992 Bronze
I purchased a Yanigasawa 992 Bronze and absolutely love it! So much more than I expected! Yani alto's have never had a good reputation--and for good reason too, they weren't good! The bari's, tenors, and sopranos are outstanding and with the new renovated 992 bronze I just have to add it to the list of being great.

Does anyone else play on a 992 bronze?

I would recomend it to the world. It's amazing. The intonation is fabulous. Overtones and altisimo sing. The aesthics are great. The technique is just as good as the other sizes Yani makes.

I play on a caravan mouthpiece with it and just get a gorgeous tone. Very good purchase. AND it's not as expensive as those Selmers and such.

Yes, I have played all of those. And yes, I don't like them as much. The only sax I'd stick in comparison with is the Keilwerth but only because you could possibly get a larger more resonant sound out of the horn (depending on mouthpiece.. i doubt you could ever get as big of a sound with a C*). But the unfortunate thing for Keilwerths is that they are totally inconsistant and unless you have a lot of time and money to spend trying them out and sending them back constantly then I recomend the Yani 992 at the get go. Japanese techs are very consistant in precision so you dont need to try out alot.

Hmm. Yes, that was my post.
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Sep. 12th, 2005 @ 12:15 pm (no subject)
does anyone have a recording of the following pieces for Eb alto saxophone:

Debusy Syrinx
Eccles Sonata (full.. I have 2 mvts.)
Bozza Aria
Creston Sonata (full..again I have 2 mvts.)
Tom Ridder George's Introduction and Dance

Thanks in advance if you do!
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