The saxophone is a wonderful instrument that is fun for students to learn to play. However, if the student wants to become a well-rounded musician, the student needs to simultaneously develop the other important skills that will contribute to a great musician. The saxophone is one of the most wonderful instruments for students to learn to play.
At the Robert Bass Guitar Center, we provide student saxophones in an array of prices. These include the popular soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones. We also have student saxophones priced according to the student’s budget. The prices vary on the model and brand. Saxophones are great for beginners and young players on a budget. In addition, we have a large selection of used saxophones available at reasonable prices. Saxophones are a lot of fun to play and learn on, but most importantly, they have a great melody. Our goal is to equip the student with as many instruments as possible that can contribute to musical creativity.
Most saxophones come with a case so that the instrument will be able to withstand the rigors of practice, performance, and transport. They should come with a proper mouthpiece, reed, and sometimes an extra key or two. If you want to know how to get these saxophone accessories, they can be purchased at your local musical instruments store. In the United States, you have a huge choice of mouthpieces, and there are many brands, types, and sizes. This means you can find a saxophone that fits your particular needs.
A word about saxophone cases: The quality of cases is a very important considerations when it comes to the health of your saxophone. There are two types of cases available today. These are soft covers and hard cases. The soft cover is much like a box that protects the instrument. The hard case is made of metal or wood promptu, so you will not need woodland construction to build or maintain your wood case for you.. The material used for the hard case is very important. A word about protection: Travelers and even an active musician should take extreme care in ensuring that their Saxophone isn’t scratched or broken while it is travelling. If the instrument is left in a boot, you must make sure that it is protected by means of a metal boot skin or a piece of soft leather. You must use extreme caution while applying commercial skin care products. These can cause Sharps (sharp spurs), to your horn.
Your saxophone should be tuned approximately every six months to one year depending on the temperature and humidity. Tuning problems are mostly caused by temperature and humidity. When the atmospheric conditions are poor, tuning will be more difficult and Glass on some instruments will be almost impossible to reach. The saxophone is mostly exposed to the extreme temperature and humidity conditions, and to a certain extent it is necessary to control these conditions. There are several common problems that cause difficulty in tuning the instrument, extreme temperature and humidity.
When no commercial saxophone has been fitted with a moisture chamber, and the instrument has been stored in a humid environment, it will prove to be more difficult to obtain commercial-grade saxophone reeds. An appropriate type of cane reed can be acquired only through personal consultation with your saxophone Teacher.
It is essential that you always use your saxophone and avoid using any type of reed that is not required by the instrument’s design.
Proper Care and Maintenance
Proper care and maintenance is necessary to maintain the type that you have become accustomed to and to guarantee long term service. The first step in proper care and maintenance is to familiarize yourself with the parts of the saxophone.
If you do not know how to use the parts, and are not capable of doing so, you may place it back in the shop. It may already be soldered closed, and it will have to be replaced before you can sell it. It is recommended that you avoid altering the horn’s parts as it may cause cracks, and the horn will become unable to focus or may otherwise not work.
The next thing to concern yourself with is realizing that saxophone reeds are difficult and delicate. They are made from thin cane that is found in very unsTANched areas. You must not shake the reed while it is melting because it may cause cracks, or the entire horn to be damaged. Make sure that you don’t use your fingers to tonguing or otherwise handling the reed. You can use your tongue to tongue the reeds if you must, but do not use your fingers for this purpose.
A saxophone reed that is not going to work will make it very difficult for you to get the clarinet to make buzzing sounds. Once you have found the reed that you need, and can it focus, you should avoid altering it at all. If you have to glue it back together, be very careful!