Tag: saxophone

When Is It Time to Upgrade Your Saxophone?

If you’re a parent with limited experience in music, it can be hard to tell the difference between a student model saxophone and an intermediate or professional instrument. The truth is, details…

Five Things You Can Do to Upgrade the Sound of Your Sax

Musicians, regardless of their instrument of choice, are always looking for ways to improve their sound, especially once they’ve nailed down the basics and have the time to experiment. Sometimes that means…

Important Jazz Saxophone Players Through History

Important Jazz Saxophone Players Through History

When Adolphe Sax invented the saxophone in 1841, he couldn’t possibly have imagined how popular the instrument would one day become. The guitar may be the main instrument in rock and roll,…

Woodwind Instruments

When Is It Time to Upgrade Your Woodwind Instrument?

Dedicated practice, natural ability, and drive are important factors that contribute to a musician’s progress and success. Something that’s not always talked about is the profound impact the quality of an instrument…

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Saxophonists

5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Saxophonists 2020

Do you need to finish your shopping in a hurry? Prefer to avoid the chaos of the malls after Thanksgiving? Did you put off shopping until the very last minute? Whatever your…

Saxophone Embouchure: Tips for Beginners

How to Read Saxophone Music

How To Read Saxophone Music: 5 Essential Concepts If you’re wondering how to read saxophone music, the answer is simple. Reading sheet music for saxophone is the same as reading music for…

How to Blow Into a Saxophone

You have the saxophone; you have the drive to learn; now you need to actually put that instrument to your mouth and make some music. When you get to this point it…

How To Hold A Saxophone

You’ve probably spent years admiring those ultra-cool saxophone players. They make the whole process look so effortless, but until you actually pick one up, you never quite know how to hold a…

Interview with Marcus Strickland, UYS Cover Artist

World renowned saxophonist and composer Marcus Strickland is helping to frame jazz music in a captivating new context. Named “Best New Artist” by a 2006 JazzTimes reader’s poll, and “Rising Star” in…

Proper Care and Maintenance of the Saxophone

Proper Care and Maintenance of the Saxophone

As a saxophone player, you should expect to take your instrument to the repair shop every now and then- it’s part of owning and playing an instrument, and accidents are bound to…