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Roger_Mellie

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One percent
46 minutes ago, Roger_Mellie said:

Just about managed to get a sound out of it. Not sure if I'll persevere or not:D

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Im sure there will be a sax player on here that can help you along. 👍

good luck and don’t get killed by the neighbours.  

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sarahbell
2 hours ago, Roger_Mellie said:

Just about managed to get a sound out of it. Not sure if I'll persevere or not:D

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Pwhoar! 

I can't play my clarinet very well at all. Am musical as a brick.

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One percent
1 minute ago, sarahbell said:

Pwhoar! 

I can't play my clarinet very well at all. Am musical as a brick.

I can’t play my fiddle either. Perhaps we can form a band.  xD

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The XYY Man

 

1 hour ago, Van Lady said:

👍🏻I love music with saxophone. I think I started a thread a while ago? 

 

1 hour ago, sarahbell said:

I can't play my clarinet very well at all. Am musical as a brick.

 

1 hour ago, One percent said:

I can’t play my fiddle either. Perhaps we can form a band.  xD

 

Wow. A girl-band containing Van Lady, sarahbell and One percent...!

The Vice Girls...

 

XYY

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Happy Renting
22 hours ago, Roger_Mellie said:

Just about managed to get a sound out of it. Not sure if I'll persevere or not:D

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Impressed that you got a sound out of it at all.

 

Try it with a mouthpiece and reed. it'll sound even better.

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Thing is with the sax is anything less than the Baker St solo and what’s the fucking point really and I feel like I’d definitely get bored/distracted and move on to a new hobby a long, long time before that point.

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On 13/08/2020 at 21:45, One percent said:

I can’t play my fiddle either. Perhaps we can form a band.  xD

I heard a radio doc on Brian Eno. I knew that he was influential but had no idea that he was that influential.

One of his projects was an orchestra for those less talented. If you wanted to be in, you were in. The only condition was that you always tried your best, no messing about.

 

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MrPin
16 hours ago, Happy Renting said:

Impressed that you got a sound out of it at all.

 

Try it with a mouthpiece and reed. it'll sound even better.

Don't but the plastic ones. go the hardened rubber, or metal ones. They come in different grades, and are numbered as to how much reed hangs over to vibrate. Also the reeds come in different thicknesses. I would start at the middle one.

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Roger_Mellie
2 hours ago, MrPin said:

@Roger_Mellie, I hate to brag, but mine is bigger than that. It looks like an alto. Persevere chum.

If I don't persevere I'll never be as cool as these cats:

 

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Happy Renting
1 hour ago, Roger_Mellie said:

If I don't persevere I'll never be as cool as these cats:

 

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Mind you, it would be better without Brubeck's hamfisted playing.

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Long time lurking
On 13/08/2020 at 21:38, Van Lady said:

👍🏻I love music with saxophone.

Same here i walked from one side of Glastonbury to the other to see Hazel O'Connor only to find out the original sax player had cut all his fingers off with a skill saw years ago and the replacement sax player was shit 

This is what it should have been like 

 

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Chewing Grass
12 minutes ago, Long time lurking said:

Hazel O'Connor

She has actually worn very well, doesn't look her age even taking into account the most recent photos I could find in a brief, curious search were from 2013/14.

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Happy Renting
On 13/08/2020 at 19:35, Roger_Mellie said:

Just about managed to get a sound out of it. Not sure if I'll persevere or not:D

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Have you removed the mouthpiece so you can play it with your bottom?

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Long time lurking
2 hours ago, Chewing Grass said:

She has actually worn very well, doesn't look her age even taking into account the most recent photos I could find in a brief, curious search were from 2013/14.

That was the year i seen her it was disappointing but i think the cockwomble on the sound desk played a large part in that 

The film breaking glass is still a classic in my eyes ,considering where we are today it has a touch of 1984 about it

 

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Van Lady

Love this song. Really sexy sax! Junior Walker is the sax player in the original. Love junior walker’s sax playing in him and the all stars roadrunner song.

 

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