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Imagine you put 40 saxophonists together in Aarhus, Denmark for one week, let them play music, talk saxophone stuff, compete in “cheesy saxophone” competitions and occasionally giving them beers, well you have yourself what they call the Nordic Saxophone Festival.
Hector Berlioz was the 1st composer ever to use the saxophone (1844) in an adaptation for 6 wind instruments of his “chant sacré”. The saxophonist on duty was none other than the inventor, Adolphe Sax, himself! He played a prototype of the baritone saxophone. Unfortunatly the score was lost…
Key Leaves are a must have for every saxophonist! It’s a simple, yet highly effective product, that prevents sticky keys and mold!
Several saxophone players asked me about my experience of travelling by plane with my saxophone. Their concerns are legit, because policies by airplane companies are still not adapted to musicians with instruments.
Think about it.
How did you learn how to speak? Who did you speak with? How many rules did you have to follow when you started speaking?
There were absolutely no rules, you just listened to your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbours,… and started to imitate them.
To continue my series on practising, this book by the Belgian recorder player Bart Spanhove is a goldmine if you are looking for strategies for practising that are really rewarding!
One of the greatest struggles as a music student is figuring out how to practise? There’s no clear cut solution for this problem, but I stumbled on this terrific short video from a master class Hans Leygraf gave at the Mozarteum in Salzbrug.