April 1, 2015 at 8:12 pm #17156
To post a picture of your sax here you first must upload it to an image hosting site then click the “img” tab above. You’ll then get a box were you paste in the URL of your image and presto, it will show up here.
There are a ton of free image hosting sites which you will find after doing a search.April 1, 2015 at 9:28 pm #17166
My computer is not showing anything–just this box where I’m commenting. I’ll check it out tomorrow; we had some storms pass through tonight and that may be affecting our internet service. You can go to accuweather.com and see the storms that hit Arkansas tonight and are on their way to Mississippi.October 17, 2015 at 12:22 am #26801November 4, 2015 at 2:09 pm #27519November 4, 2015 at 8:53 pm #27527
Don are these all yours?
Please let us know what they areNovember 5, 2015 at 7:34 am #27564November 5, 2015 at 7:42 am #27565
Maybe it will work this time; I used DropBox. I just brought this sweetheart home a few days ago. It isn’t the Mark VI I have always dreamed of, but it didn’t cost me $12,000.00 either.
November 5, 2015 at 12:01 pm #27578
Yes, they are mine. From left to right: Tenors- Yanagisawa T991, Selmer Mark VI, circa 1968; Altos- Yamaha Custom Z, Yanagisawa A880, Yanagisawa A992, Selmer Reference 54; Soprano- Yanagisawa SC991. I play alto mostly, and my favorite alto is the Yani A992. My wife started playing a few years ago and she is playing the Yani A880 which I have owned since the late 80s. I bought the Mk VI tenor in about 1970, it was a couple years old at the time.
Have been considering buying a Bari (never played one before), but the prices are quite high. Maybe I should trade an alto or two for a bari.December 31, 2015 at 1:11 am #29961
I am Richard from Malaysia. You really have nice collections. You are professional sax player ?
I don’t really play well on sax but trying to do my best to improve.
I just started to play after over 25 years break. I used to own a Conn Alto, but sold off when I stopped playing. Now I bought an old alto from a friend.
Hope to hear from you.
Happy New Year!December 31, 2015 at 8:33 am #29973
looks great; my wife gets upset when I buy a new horn (I have 3 altos, a c-mel, 2 sopranos and a tenor). you’ve got some nice horns thereDecember 31, 2015 at 10:34 am #30005
No I am definitely not a pro. My formal music education does not go beyond high school, but I have been playing off and on for well over 50 years and have gained experience by playing as much as possible and playing with people that are better than me. During a period of time while I was still working, I did not play at all – about 19 years. Now that I have retired and have a lot of opportunity to participate in many types of bands in the area where I live, I have really focused on playing as much as possible. I have the time to devote to music that I was forced to sacrifice while I was working. I have even gotten my wife into playing saxophone and she has been playing about 3 years now and is progressing quite well. In the various bands we play in, we have rehearsals at least 3-4 times a week and then concerts in addition to, but less frequently than the rehearsals. so we play a lot and I hope to play even more in 2016.
I hope you continue to play and that you have many opportunities to participate with other musicians like I have been able to do. Music has been a major source of joy in my life since I began back in the 5th grade. Music is something you can continue throughout your life unlike sports that require the strength and agility only younger people have.
Good luck to you, and keep working on your skills,
DonDecember 31, 2015 at 10:47 am #30011
How about a pic of your horns? I have always been intrigued by the C-Melody horns but have not seen one in person nor had the chance to play one. Do they require mouthpieces and reeds specifically for C-Melody, or are they the same as a tenor? Was always curious about that. Also wondered what part you might play if you played a C-Melody in a band. Other than flute, I’m not aware of other instruments that play in C, and the range of a flute probably exceeds that of a C-Melody saxophone. Would be easy to share music with a piano however.
Looks like you and I are both missing a baritone. I have been considering buying one of those, but they are quite expensive. I keep looking for a deal.
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