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    The balance was quite good for my taste. Even a...

    The balance was quite good for my taste. Even a bit more bari wouldn't hurt in those types of figures. What a great band and exceptional vocalist. You are lucky Gandalfe to have such a great...
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    You mean a "good" solo isn't playing 3 choruses...

    You mean a "good" solo isn't playing 3 choruses of straight double time as loud as you can play??? :wink:
  3. Thread: never give up

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    Ebay sales which are a pretty good indicator of...

    Ebay sales which are a pretty good indicator of what people are willing to pay show that a Super 80 tenor sells for between $2,200 and $3,200 depending upon the condition. The average over 6 months...
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    Transcribing solos is a time honored way to learn...

    Transcribing solos is a time honored way to learn to play jazz. It is even better (I believe) if you don't write it out, but learn to play the solos by ear. There are some great bari recordings by...
  5. For the 32nd notes a helpful technique can be to...

    For the 32nd notes a helpful technique can be to set your metronome at twice the tempo and practice the run in groups of four notes at a time ending on the first note of the following group. When...
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    I second Mojo's advice. A bass clarinet is the...

    I second Mojo's advice. A bass clarinet is the opposite of a saxophone. On a sax, leaks make the low notes difficult to play. On the bass clarinet leaks make the high register difficult to play. ...
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    This is the type of playing issue that needs to...

    This is the type of playing issue that needs to be worked on one on one with a good clarinet instructor. It sounds as if there are some bad habits that need to be unlearned before the proper way to...
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    Blue masking tape is also a good temporary fix...

    Blue masking tape is also a good temporary fix because it leave no adhesive when it is removed. Cut it to the width of the cork and wrap it around the tenon. You can even replace the entire cork...
  9. Nope. I got cold feet at the last minute. I am...

    Nope. I got cold feet at the last minute. I am really waiting for a YBS 52 to come along that needs an overhaul.
  10. Thanks for that info Pete. There are just not...

    Thanks for that info Pete. There are just not very many Yani's in my neck of the woods. I'm looking for a bari for myself. A fixer-upper would be great. I have found some good deals on saxes that...
  11. Yanagisawa stencil: Artist Baritone Saxophone

    Can anyone give me any information or feedback on this baritone sax? Artist Low A Baritone Saxophone

    Thanks.
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    No one today would say that an electronic...

    No one today would say that an electronic keyboard is not a "real" instrument. You may say it is not an "authentic" (acoustic) piano. I think the guitar with the buttons, regardless of how it...
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    1. Both scales and easy melodies are useful. 2....

    1. Both scales and easy melodies are useful.
    2. That scale is called the "chromatic scale" and is an important scale because it includes all of the notes.
    3. I'm not sure I understand the...
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    I'm going out on a limb here, but I would...

    I'm going out on a limb here, but I would respectfully suggest that you find a good teacher and ask for feedback from that individual in person. On the internet you have no idea of the...
  15. Thread: Needle Springs

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    Thanks for reviving this thread. I recently...

    Thanks for reviving this thread. I recently watched the following video on how to restore old flat springs. He claims it works on blue needle springs as well, but I haven't had time to try it...
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    Sticky: You are welcome. One of the players who helped...

    You are welcome. One of the players who helped create the D'addario Reserve, Lee Livengood plays clarinet and bass clarinet in the Utah Symphony, my home state. In fact, he helped me select a...
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    Sticky: The D'Addario Reserve X5...

    The D'Addario Reserve X5 would be an excellent choice.
  18. Nice tools Steve. A very useful device to detect...

    Nice tools Steve. A very useful device to detect tenon leaks is the JL Smith neck leak isolator.
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    Try pressing the A key and see if there is a bit...

    Try pressing the A key and see if there is a bit of movement before it touches the Ab/G# key. If there is not, take a small screwdriver and back the adjusting screw out 1/4 turn. If you don't have...
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    You only have to sell one. :) BTW shouldn't...

    You only have to sell one. :) BTW shouldn't this be in the "How Much Is My Horn Worth" section?
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    You have gone from low F to F played with just...

    You have gone from low F to F played with just the thumb. Remove the thumb to play G, then roll the first finger back and open the key just above it called the "A key" to play A. Keeping the A open...
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    The Bb clarinet is a "transposing instrument". ...

    The Bb clarinet is a "transposing instrument". When the clarinet plays it written F scale, it sounds the same as the Eb scale on the piano.
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    Thank you for that response. I had no idea such...

    Thank you for that response. I had no idea such technology existed. Let me see if I can at least explain the basics of the clarinet fingering system. There is a system of 6 holes for the fingers...
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    Please don't take offense, but I'm just curious...

    Please don't take offense, but I'm just curious as to how you were able to type your initial post and then read and respond to Pete's post if you are blind?
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    Thank you Helen for that great article and all of...

    Thank you Helen for that great article and all of your hard work putting all that information together. You have done the sax world a great service.
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