What are you listening to (Music) II

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Tideflyer

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Right now, for me, King Curtis. Trying to learn to play alto sax.
Yep, I literally do not have enough time left on the planet to get really good, but I can honestly say I`m having a ball with this horn! Learning to read music is like learning a foreign language. Got to have the right attitude, though! Don`t take it super serious. Blow bad notes, just laugh and blow `em again!
 
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Yep, I literally do not have enough time left on the planet to get really good, but I can honestly say I`m having a ball with this horn! Learning to read music is like learning a foreign language. Got to have the right attitude, though! Don`t take it super serious. Blow bad notes, just laugh and blow `em again!

I bought an alto sax in the 90's but never got the hang of it. Hardest part for me was learning to get the right embouchure. I still have it and hope one day when things slow down a bit I can go at it again, along with my piano.

There was a guy in our elementary school band who blew the sax. He had a bad leg (wore a brace) - but somehow along with the sax he carried around - that made him the coolest cat in the entire school!

 

Tideflyer

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I bought an alto sax in the 90's but never got the hang of it. Hardest part for me was learning to get the right embouchure. I still have it and hope one day when things slow down a bit I can go at it again, along with my piano.

There was a guy in our elementary school band who blew the sax. He had a bad leg (wore a brace) - but somehow along with the sax he carried around - that made him the coolest cat in the entire school!

Yep , a proper and consistent embouchure is critical. I think I’m gripping with too much pressure because my lower jaw on the right side really hurts after a session. My wife plays flute and she told me to lighten up. I didn’t realize how critical breathing is as well!
 
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