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There are so many names we could mention in classical and jazz, but I am going to focus on the big name, popular saxophonists of their day and look at how they helped develop the saxophone players of our generation.
The job of a sax neck strap is simple; hold the saxophone secure, in a good position to play the saxophone. There are many different features to consider, all designed to accommodate the individual player's needs.
Mutes are used to great effect in the trumpet world. They offer complex textures to the player and the composer, whether in a section or in the hands of a soloist.
When you hold your trumpet in your hand, you may not realize that you’re really holding much more than just a musical instrument – you’re holding a part of world history. The trumpet has been around for thousands of years and has played a crucial role in nearly every civilization on earth.
Let's face it—we brass instrument players are band geeks. Luckily for us, the cultural tide has turned and "Geek" is the new "Cool" (at least, we like to think it is!). But that doesn't mean we can neglect the basics.
A good musical instrument reed is hard to find. Many sax players seem to spend the better part of a gig changing reeds, hoping to find a perfect reed that will be the holy grail of reeds.
As someone who once had a valve freeze up while performing a solo rendition of the National Anthem at a Major League Baseball game, I can assure you this topic is near and dear to my heart.
eBay is an interesting place where you can find some really good deals on instruments and accessories.