#1
I'm looking to get a saxophone but the thing is I don't know the first thing about them. Could anyone give me some things to look for when buying or whats a good saxophone to start with.
#3
yamaha makes good ones...that's what I had when i played, and it sounds pretty good, just make sure it works...i guess
#4
If you're serious, don't get a student model. They cost as much as a decent used one, and sound like shit in comparison. Look for names like Selmer or Yamaha. It also has to do with mouthpieces. Are you looking to play jazz or classical?
I advise getting a used instrument, as they can get pricey fast.
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#5
Get a used one, but make sure it still works well. No point in buying a brand new one when first learning.
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#7
I've been looking a little and i noticed that their is different types of saxophones. Whats for what???
#8
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I've been looking a little and i noticed that their is different types of saxophones. Whats for what???

You mean ranges?

Alto, Soprano, Baritone, etc?

Each type of sax has a different range (limit between its highest note and lowest note). The lower the range, the bigger the sax.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#9
Soprano - ...don't do it.
Alto - higher in pitch, is in the key of Eb
Tenor - for real men. In the key of Bb
Baritone - huge, but awesome. dunno what key it's in
#11
Make sure you pronounce it correctly too or else you'll sound like an idiot

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Soprano - ...don't do it.
Alto - higher in pitch, is in the key of Eb
Tenor - for real men. In the key of Bb
Baritone - huge, but awesome. dunno what key it's in

As said before, Bari's are in Eb because I've had to translate Tuba music for our Bari player before. (He only needed the key signature and our director was too retarded to tell him he can just look at my key sig.) You'll probably want a Tenor or an Alto. Tenor's were popular lead instruments in early Rock.
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