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easy instrument to learn?    04:12 on Monday, September 03, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

matchbox128
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hi,
iv'e heard that saxophone is one of the easest insrument to learn. whats your appinion?

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Re: easy instrument to learn?    04:38 on Monday, September 03, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

cjbass
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It is a very easy instrument to make a sound on, the fingering system is logical. That being said my favorite quote from a saxophonist Jean-Marie Londeix "The saxophone is the easist instrument to play...badly". It takes many years to get a good sound (alot of longtones), and alot of time to get intonation correct.
So yes playing it is easy but sounding good, that is another story.

CJ

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Re: easy instrument to learn?    07:27 on Monday, September 03, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Triforce
(407 points)

i think any instrument has its easy and hard parts about it.
for sax, fingerings are, yes, pretty logical, but when your pinkies get included you need to build up strength there, and sound and all that jazz. oh, major pun.
anyhow, i agree with that quote.
i know sooooooooooooo many bad sax players that its not even funny.
anyhow theres my 2 cents.
~Triforce

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Re: easy instrument to learn?    13:06 on Monday, September 03, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

mcdreamy
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Yeah... yo should learn to play recorder first to get the hang of reading notes and the fingering.

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Re: easy instrument to learn?    13:17 on Monday, September 03, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Bassclarinetplay
er1

i could agree that sax is pretty easy. I'm pretty sure almost anyone would agree that woodwinds are easier to play than brass. Almost everyone says that clarinet is harder than sax, but as someone who plays clarinet and tenor sax, i personally think that clarinet is easier just because on sax its really hard to get out the low notes with out jumping to the upper octave. So obviously its all on preference, and you should pick an instrument that you like.

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Re: easy instrument to learn?    14:19 on Monday, September 03, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Josh_and_his_cla
rinet

In my opinion, the saxophone is one of the easier instruments to learn the basics of (such as the fingering system, embouchoure, etc.) but it takes a while to get it to produce a good sound that is in tune. I learned the saxophone quickly but then again, I learned the Clarinet quickly too

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Re: easy instrument to learn?    14:47 on Monday, September 03, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

saxophone_sweeti
e

I've also heard the sax is one of the easiest instruments to learn. When I was first going to start to play an instrument, the guy at the music store told me that the sax and the flute were easier to learn for beginners.

I guess the sax is one of the easiest instruments to "pick-up" (not that I've played a whole lot of instruments), but like any other instrument, the more you play it and the better you get, it's going to get harder because you will learn new techniques and play harder pieces...

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Re: easy instrument to learn?    05:42 on Friday, September 07, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Triforce
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it depends on the sax too.

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Re: easy instrument to learn?    02:30 on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Jamesss
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I think that it is a lot easier if you play another instrument before hand. Going from clarinet to it is very easy. Going from nothing to starting it is apparently quite easy but getting a good sound is a fair bit harder.

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Re: easy instrument to learn?    05:32 on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Triforce
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yeah, i dunno. theres a girl who switeched from trumpet to sax in my band...

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Re: easy instrument to learn?    17:13 on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Jamesss
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Yeh there's a girl in my schools concert band who went from trumpet to tenor sax and she had very little trouble adjusting to it.

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Re: easy instrument to learn?    05:06 on Friday, September 28, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

musicontrolsme78
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I play bassoon for concert band and i wanted to join the marching band and it was a confusing situation but i had to learn sax in about 2-3 months........ not near as hard as bassoon fingering wise........ of course i myself haven't learned all the notes all the scales and when it gets to the harder rhythms it takes me a while before i can play it perfectly...... but for playing since may i think i'm doing really well.

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Re: easy instrument to learn?    14:56 on Friday, September 28, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

dmin7b5
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hey matchbox,

I've heard it's an easy instrument to learn but a hard instrument to play. It's like learning how to play golf. Learning the basics of the game are pretty elementary but perfecting the game like a Tiger Woods takes skill, concentration, dedication, practice and the list goes on.

If you enjoy it and take up the challenge in the learning mode you will have great fun in expressing yourself and interacting with the audience and other musicians on the saxophone.

regards,

Don

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Re: easy instrument to learn?    18:44 on Sunday, May 11, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

musicontrolsme78
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adding on to what i said early... ive been playing for about a year and i just started to play the bari in mid- january and i thought for sure my directors would put me in the lowest band but i got into the middle band... i dont thinks its hard... but like the guy above me said it takes time to perfect... hope it helps!

:-0>

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Re: easy instrument to learn?    02:58 on Thursday, May 15, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

ayah-chan
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for me its up to the person who will try to learn it because for me the easiest is the flute.. lol

   





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