Saxophone Doubling..

Saxophone Doubling..

Saxophone Doubling..    01:47 on Friday, January 07, 2011          

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Posted by JasonTongRulz

Hi! I play the Flute and the Piano but I plan to double on the Alto Saxophone sometime soon..

The only problem is I have absolutely no idea about Saxophones. I plan on buying a Mid-Range Saxophone. It will be the the first and last Saxophone I'm buying (I plan to stay focused on Flute).

Is Giardinelli brand, specifically, the onefound here a good Saxophone?:

Also, will it be difficult for me to play the Saxophone? Is the Embouchure simple.. I think Flute and Saxophone fingerings are the same.. but I am not 100% sure.

Thank you very much in advance!

Re: Saxophone Doubling..    01:48 on Friday, January 07, 2011          

(14 points)
Posted by JasonTongRulz

Also, if that Saxophone is not a good Alto Saxophone, what Saxophone would you suggest, at a Similar or Lower price?

Re: Saxophone Doubling..    04:52 on Sunday, January 16, 2011          

(2 points)
Posted by adbro

Hi I have never heard of that particular saxophone before, but it could still be really good :/ the obvious saxophones for intermediate-pro are the Yanagisawa A901 and the Yamaha YAS 62, you can not really go wrong with them.

Re: Saxophone Doubling..    18:29 on Monday, April 04, 2011          

(16 points)
Posted by hornnoob

good luck!
i tried learning on my own last summer because a friend of mine was switching to brass from saxophone so she wasn't using her sax. Sadly, with no instruction whatsoever, the neighbors would come and complain about dying donkeys in my room.

Okay, that's an exaggeration, but, point is, i'm sure you'll do amazing and have tons of fun.
Moral: dont try to do things on your own.

P.S. im sorry if it isnt all that helpful but i hope it was a little entertaining


i also play the piano!

Re: Saxophone Doubling..    16:42 on Sunday, April 10, 2011          

(52 points)
Posted by godling

I own and practice, sax, violin, trumpet, piano, clarinet, guitar, harmonica. The more the better.

Re: Saxophone Doubling..    11:43 on Saturday, April 16, 2011          

(51 points)
Posted by crmnhamm

I think it's wonderful you wanting to play the saxophone, I personally love the saxophone. I played it in grade school on through my junior year of high school, of course after graduating didn't play anymore, until i picked it back up at age 40. I've been playing ever since, although I and to build up my embouchure again. I play in church and getting better and better if I should say so myself, anyway, I say go for it, just remember practice makes perfect,(of course I'm not there yet). Alto saxophone is what i have always played, then tried soprano, which was wonderful, BUT I bought a barrington and it only held it's intonation for 4 years, and now can seem to get any music shop to fix that so don't buy a barrinton. My Alto is a Blessings Brand, and it literally has been a blessing, I've had it since I restarted playing and now I'm learning to play the Tenor, which is a King Brand. I've been told that these two brand are good.
God bless you and good luck

Re: Saxophone Doubling..    21:13 on Wednesday, July 06, 2011          

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Posted by calvindef

I'm not one to comment on buying instruments, as I'm not the best. However, switching from flute to saxophone should be relatively simple. The embouchure is obviously different, as you have to get used to A.) a quite large mouthpiece, and B.) holding the instrument vertically. The latter should come more naturally though. As far as fingerings go, the sax fingerings partially came from flute fingerings, but there will still be some differences. On the bright side, because playing flute requires so much air and dynamic control, you'll have excellent breath support on saxophone!

Re: Saxophone Doubling..    18:44 on Wednesday, December 14, 2011          

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Posted by ChiSun


Re: Saxophone Doubling..    09:50 on Friday, December 23, 2011          

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Posted by clarinetfello

I play the clarinet,violin, guitar, bass guitar, and alto saxophone now. So I feel playing more than one instrument is a good thing.
I'm decent on the clarinet and violin and better on the guitar and really good on the bass. I'm new to the Sax and look forward to getting better. I've also tried the cello, trumpet, and viola as well.



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