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  • #27028
    jake
    jake
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    got this done today!!

    #27033

    Anonymous

    cool!

    I would see the shadow of the rolling pin on the wall behind my wifes back if i even thought of having one done!

    #27042

    Anonymous

    Nice work!

    I bet I know the tune your sax is playing –

    “I’ve got you under my skin …”

    #27069
    saxjohnny
    saxjohnny
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    Ya that looks fresh alright
    Hey jake when I started this section of the forum I never thought of seeing an actual sax tatto…looks awesome!

    #30220
    jake
    jake
    Participant

    my 2 new additions to my sax family.
    Yamaha YTS 61 tenor sax
    E.M. Winston Pro I series soprano sax.

    Here’s to rocking in the new year!!

    #30233

    Anonymous

    cool – does the new tenor sound better? Only asking as some people on youtube claim their playing sound has improved vastly with a higher grade model of sax (probably the different registers are more in sync).

    I’ve only ever played on one sax so i don’t know. I’m not asking about the players sound (i know kenny G will always sound like kenny G regardless of which sax he plays).

    #30275
    jake
    jake
    Participant

    only played the new tenor for a little bit but I can hear a difference. It sounds a little deeper and more mellow than my other tenor.

    #30285
    saxjohnny
    saxjohnny
    Keymaster

    Nice to see a soprano Jake.
    I’m having a blast with one I’m borrowing at the moment
    and will probably use it in a video or two very soon.

    #30298
    Michael Bishop
    Michael Bishop
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    That’s awesome Johnny and I gotta say it’s about time LOL There must be some Soprano Sax “fever” in the air…I have one coming in the Spring LOL It’s a pro Selmer Brass Model, very excited 🙂 I was going to get a Trevor James but after talking to the company they said their Signature Custom Sopranos are only in the developmental stages right now and didn’t now when they would be available. I recently got to try one for the first time, had heard “horror stories” about playing them…it wasn’t that bad at all, with some steady practice it’s fine. One of the biggest thing I found right away is to be careful not to over blow them, it’s a far more delicate Sax than any of the other Saxophones (they’re all delicate). I think there are valuable lessons that we learn from playing each of the Saxophones, there’s things that we learn when playing a Tenor that we can’t really learn fully/improve on when playing only Alto, or vice/versa. I think the same holds true with the Soprano Sax. I’m not a fan of Kenny G’s music, but there’s loads of stuff that sounds great on the Soprano. I absolutely LOVE this song by King Curtis “Soul Serenade”

    #30304

    Anonymous

    Thanks for your feed back Jake , i’m was just interested to hear what you felt, while it was fresh in your mind, is it easier to play finger wise?

    I’m mainly asking, as i hope to upgrade my alto at some point. Personaly i’ve got no interest in buying a tenor or soprano sax or whatever benifits from playing another instrument, if i did buy a different instrunent then i would get a flute instead.

    #30309
    saxjohnny
    saxjohnny
    Keymaster

    Ya soul serenade was one of my faves to perform back when I had a soprano.
    I had a selmer mark 6 but sold it cause I wasn’t taking it to many gigs anymore.
    of course I wish I had it now.

    #30310
    Michael Bishop
    Michael Bishop
    Participant

    HI Johnny,

    In searching for a good Soprano to get this spring, it was pretty amazing to see how Selmer produces very good Sopranos at very reasonable prices and that really surprised me! If I could get a Selmer Mark 6 Tenor, Alto, etc., I would do it in a heart beat 🙂 But the price tag that comes with a Mark 6 is enough for someone who has a family to raise like me to go broke LOL Speaking of the Selmer Mark 6, I was going to post a question about those lines of Saxophones in the General Questions part of the forum…very cool that Jake has all 4 Saxophones now 🙂
    Speaking of Soul Serendade, what key is King Curtis playing in/chord progressions?

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