• baritonsaxophone.com

    by  • June 4, 2010

    Well, my website was saxpics.com :D I found this little website when I was searching for something else.  A few galleries of sax pics that I hadn’t seen before.  Enjoy! baritonsaxophone.com

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    Yamaha 62 Series

    by  • June 3, 2010

    The 61 was replaced in 1978 by the 62 series, which is a few years before the Selmer Super Action 80 made its way onto the scene (appx. 1981). In my opinion, Selmer discovered that Yamaha and Yanagisawa were going to be “the next big thing” unless they did ”something” — and hopefully the...

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    Yamaha 61 Series

    by  • June 3, 2010

    The “first” pro-level Yamaha saxophone series is the 61: straight soprano, alto, tenor and baritone (with a low A). They’re good. Really good. Some people consider them to be considerably better than the 62 series because they have a “darker” or “warmer” tone. Possibly. The 61 was introduced in 1971, right before the Selmer...

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    P. Mauriat Breakdown (September, 2007)

    by  • June 1, 2010

    Website blurb follows: Music is a medium for a person to realize their thoughts, to speak a language that has no boundaries, to express life’s beauty and sadness. In this endeavor an instrument can be a barrier between the player and the imagination that distorts the true intention. P.Mauriat has given the world a...

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    Material Matters … NOT

    by  • May 31, 2010

    (From my original post on SOTW.) This is an interesting little mental exercise: There are many, many folks out there that insist, despite evidence to the contrary, that the finish on a saxophone affects the tone. This is a wholly unwinnable argument. It’s also completely indefeatable. Let me tell you why, by describing how...

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    Some Fundraiser Projects ….

    by  • May 30, 2010

    Other Media Projects NEWS January 1, 2012: Please note that the calendar project has ended and the book project is on indefinite hold. October 25, 2011: The 2012 Calendars are now available! Buy several!  It’s the last calendar ever! November 14, 2009: The 2010 Calendars are now available! Buy several! January 31, 2009: New...

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    Introduction to Couturier

    by  • May 25, 2010

    This section was prompted by a comment on The Woodwind Forum. There are at least two American manufacturers of saxophones in the 1920’s (and somewhat earlier) that very little is written about: Couturier and JW York. Interestingly, these two makes intersect at some point, too. While I do have confirmation that Couturier definitely did...

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