Is Playing Saxophone Difficult? We Explore

Is Playing Saxophone Difficult? We Explore

The saxophone is an aesthetically and objectively beautiful instrument that produces even more beautiful music. From soft jazz to upbeat rock, it’s been featured and applied across music genres. Since it looks so complex, it’s no wonder that many choosing their first instrument ask, “is playing the saxophone difficult?” The saxophone itself is a relatively…

Why Your Saxophone Squeaks, and How to Stop It Squeaking

Why Your Saxophone Squeaks, and How to Stop It Squeaking

Saxophones produce a uniquely lovely sound that most people can recognize within a few notes. However, they also tend to produce squeaks, especially when played by inexperienced players. A saxophone could be squeaking for several reasons, from improper mouthpiece positioning to an incorrect embouchure. However, most squeaking issues stem from a problem with the reed….

7 Best Saxophones for Beginners 2022 – All Sound Great

7 Best Saxophones for Beginners 2022 – All Sound Great

Playing an instrument can be a rewarding and satisfying experience, and one of the perfect instruments for beginners is the alto saxophone. The alto sax is a staple in jazz clubs and ska-bands, and it is one of those instruments that is respected and revered by audiences. However, choosing an alto saxophone for a beginner…

What Is The Best Age To Start Saxophone? Learn When To Play

What Is The Best Age To Start Saxophone? Learn When To Play

Children are never too young to become interested in music and playing instruments, but some instruments work best for older students—are saxophones one of them? When is a good age to start learning the saxophone? Saxophones are a larger, weightier instrument making it a better fit for children at least seven but ideally nine to…

How to Stop Spitting as Much When Playing Saxophone

How to Stop Spitting as Much When Playing Saxophone

Most new saxophonists experience this problem. Even many experienced saxophonists get this too. Too much spit when playing the saxophone and the rough, raspy sound it makes from the horn. Almost all saxophone players wonder how to stop spitting as much when playing the saxophone. But why does this happen? Excess saliva is a normal…

9 Best Saxophones for the Blues 2022 – Tenor, Alto & Soprano Models Compared

9 Best Saxophones for the Blues 2022 – Tenor, Alto & Soprano Models Compared

Looking for a saxophone to perfectly complement blues music? You’re in luck, as that’s exactly what I compare in this guide. Here you’ll find the best: Tenor saxophones for blues, Alto saxophones for blues, and, Soprano saxophones for blues. We’ll also look at what you should consider when buying a blues sax, so you can…

11 Best Tenor Saxophone Ligatures 2022 For Improved Sound & Security

11 Best Tenor Saxophone Ligatures 2022 For Improved Sound & Security

So, what part of your tenor saxophone affects your instrument’s tone? The right answer is every part. And, of course, it depends a lot on the person playing the sax too. But in this guide, we’re talking tenor saxophone ligatures. The ligature can affect your instrument’s performance, tone, as well as its overall “tightness” (how…