How to check out a saxophone for great, equal sound and smooth mechanics

BUYING A SAXOPHONE – DO NOT MAKE THESE MISTAKES

How to check out a saxophone for great, equal sound and smooth mechanics

There is a lot of trade in saxophones. Sometimes you want to trade up and get a better instrument. The reasons can be many.
The most important thing when you buy an instrument is that you are happy with your purchase, that you are stepping in the direction that you want – technical, sound wise and ability to grow.

In this video I will go through how to check a horn – the do’s and don’ts

In this tutorial
Why do you want a new saxophone?
The urge to get another instrument
You do not want…
What do you need to check on a saxophone
Sound check
Technical check
Price check
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00:00 How to build great 8th note lines connecting chords
00:32 Søren is playing “I’ll Remember April”
00:58 In this tutorial
01:23 Why do you want a new saxophone?
02:17 The urge to get another instrument
03:28 You do not want…
03:53 What do you need to check on a saxophone
04:38 Sound check
08:14 The Lick – Almost
10:46 About the lower notes
11:40 High notes
12:20 Technical check
15:02 Is it worth it? Price check
15:50 Do you like my tutorials – join and support me on Patreon
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Video links:
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Overtones
https://youtu.be/7AchOxuiDcE

Sound is everything
https://youtu.be/q9htAAR3SLk

You should always improve your sound
https://youtu.be/Y5rd49zooJ4

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My setup:
saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Reeds are either rico jazz select 4 medium or Robertos Wind NY own brand 4 medium
Strap: BG Brace Yoke – S50M

Posted on 26 de diciembre de 2020
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