Single reeds

I got an alto saxophone. My wife was actually amused. This should be fun!

Luckily the EWI work that I’ve done for the last two years has prepared me very well for the fingerings. It’s mostly just a problem of sound production and intonation. Technique is still a foreign language, but I’m getting better. I get the vocabulary and grammar I’m just not fluent in the saxophone family fingerings yet. The easier tunes out of the Real Book aren’t posing any problems for playing the melody, and I’m using that and the Klose to learn the instrument.

Will probably be some time before I feel comfortable enough to call myself a “doubler” but I hope to integrate it into my gigging. I already have a mouthpiece modified for use with the Little-Jake (demo will eventually come) so I can use effects without microphone feedback problems.

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