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Hello Tony and everyone here.

Started by Yorkie1865, September 30, 2018, 01:11:48 pm

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Yorkie1865

Hello,
My name is yorkie I'm nearly 50 and have wanted to play sax since I was a young man. My wife has bought me a second hand tenor sax for my birthday so I have no excuses I have also no idea how to play or read music so this is going to be a adventure. I have watched you tube videos on beginners Sax and shall give you all regular updates all the best Yorks

Tony Edge

October 13, 2018, 08:17:51 pm #1 Last Edit: October 14, 2018, 09:33:10 pm by Tony Edge
Hello Yorkie

Thank you for visiting the forum.  What a wonderful wife buying a saxophone for your birthday.
Age is no barrier with learning saxophone it just needs lots of practice.
Don?t be discouraged if you can?t get the sound you would like. This will improve in no time.
My first tip would be to see if you get a few lessons for getting the basics.

YouTube is fantastic for tutorials on getting started and even advanced techniques.

I love the tenor saxophone. It?s so expressive and the sound is so dynamic and not that difficult to play the fingering looks strange at first but it?s quite easy.
As years go bye you will continue to improve.
With the help of computers being unable to read music is no hindrance.


I have over 500 popular songs that are easy to play with note heads so you don?t have to learn to read music.
If you have an Apple Ipad.  Sibelius Scorch Plugin costs Just ?1.99 from Apple appstore
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/avid-scorch/id436394592?mt=8

For more information visit the developers website


https://www.avid.com/products/avid-scorch

The player is amazing you play along with score at any speed you can transpose to a different key and mute the backing tracks.
The standalone Avid Sibelius is very expensive but the Plugin uses part of the Sibelius engine. So the audio quality is superb and a bargain plugin at ?1.99
You only have to get a friend or bandmaster that has Avid Sibelius and convert a midi file to a *.sib

I can send you some samples if you wish in PDF or *.sib.

There is another scorch program for a PC but is quite different although free
It is very basic and fussy about browsers.

I started playing saxophone aged over 65. After a few months I could play some carols for Christmas.

Keep us posted on how you are getting on.

What songs or music would you like to play?

Regards Tony