Sunday, April 15, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Brand- Selmer Paris
Model- Super Action 80 Series II
Year- 199X (?) I'm not exactly sure of how old it is, since I bought it off an old teacher of mine.
Overall, I'm extremely happy with this instrument and refuse to trade it away for something else, the quality is just amazing. I'll record some playing tomorrow, so you can see how it sounds!
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
I come to you with some bad news, now some of you might not care much, but I'm having some perosnal problems at home, and I'm just gonna have to escape it for awhile. I'll be back soon. Another thing is that I didn't get to take pictures of my sax before I left. Thanks for understanding everyone.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
I'm going to an issue I just couldn't wait to mentin, and that's my saxophone preference. As stated in a previous post, I use Super Action 80 Series II Selmer alto sax. The alto sax is my main instrument, but the bari sax is my favorite to play. My girlfriend has my old sax, the one I had previous to the Selmer, a tinny old Yamaha, and she seems to enjoy it, being new to it. I had a friend who was wet for the P. Mauriat brand. I don't fancy those, they just don't appeal to me. Nothing can get me to part with my trusty Selmer..although she needs a little tune-up on the octave key..
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Might as well add some info here.
I use a Selmer Series II Super Action 80 Matter Finish Alto Sax. And I love the thing.
Any other instrument players, if you happen to come across this, what's your favorite instrument?
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I found these floating about the internet, and just put most here!
Q: What's the difference between a saxophone player and a terrorist? A: You can negotiate with a terrorist.
Q: What's the difference between the creationist theory of the origin of life and a tenor sax? A: The theory doesn't have as many leaks.
Q: How do you get a saxophone player out of your house? A: Pay him (or her) for the pizza!
Q: How many baritone sax players does it take to pop popcorn? A: Two - one to hold the popper and one to shake the stove.
Q: Why did Adolph Sax invent the saxophone? A: He hated mankind but couldn't build a atom-bomb.
Q: Why do some people have an instant aversion to saxophone players? A: It saves time in the long run.
Q: What's the difference between a saxophone player and a large pizza? A: A large pizza can feed a family of four.
Q: If you were in a room with Hitler, Hussein, and Kenny G, with a gun and only two bullets, who do you shoot? A: Shoot Kenny G twice... just to make sure.
How are a saxophone and a guillotine similar? 1. They are both lethal. 2. They are both always sharp. 3. They both work best when dropped from high places.
Which is the ideal place to practice on a saxophone? A: In Saddam Hussein's bedroom. B: Five fathoms under the surface of the Pacific Ocean. C: In a deserted coal mine. D: None of the above. Correct answer: D: None of the above. A saxophone player never, ever practices. The risk of learning to play is much too great.
Contrary to popular belief, the saxophone is a percussion instrument, meant to be beaten by a hammer. A large hammer.
You might notice that there are very few jokes about the clarinet. This is out of sympathy. The clarinet has already been the butt of so many jokes - the saxophone, for instance.
Small wonder we have so much trouble with air pollution in the world, when so much of it has passed through saxophones.
There is a man on a boat that is in a shipwreck. The boat crashes on a jungle island and the man is greeted by natives. In the distance, he hears the sound of drums. He asks what the drums are for and the chief answers, "The drums must not stop!" The man is forced to stay the night in the natives' village. All through the night, the drums kept on going so he was unable to sleep at all. He got up in the morning and went to the chief again, begging him to know why the drums couldn't stop. The chief answered, "Because when drum solo stop, sax solo start!"
A man walks into a meat store looking for some brains for dinner. He looks at the selections: Flute Brains $1/pound Percussion Brains $5/pound Tuba Brains $10/pound Saxophone Brains $100/pound He asks the butcher why saxophone brains are so expensive. The butcher replied, "Do you know how many saxophone players you have to kill to get a pound of brains?"