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Saxophone Articles

When I started this section, it was going to have resources for several wind instruments. But I started with saxophones since that’s what I know best, and it just kept growing in that direction.  I’ve finally given up and renamed the section.  If you were an oboe player hoping someday that I would get around to your instrument, I apologize. 

In the meantime, I discovered that there is a lot of misinformation and false advertising on the internet, especially about vintage horns.  So the more information I publish here, the more contacts I get from sax players and potential sax purchasers telling me thanks for the help.

Shopping for Saxophones

Articles you may find helpful include:

Saxophone Discussion Forum

We recently started a discussion forum where readers ask me questions about saxophones - mostly about vintatge horns - and I post my answers.  In most cases, the readers have e-mailed me and I’ve copied their questions to the forum (with their names left out, of course)..  However, you are free to sign up and post your questions or correct me about something or give me your input.  

To see the questions and answers that have been posted so far, click here.

To sign up for the School Of the Rock discussion forums, including the Saxophone forum, click here.

Reminiscing About Saxophones

Another resource, the Horns in My Life articles describe various saxophones (and one flute) with which I’ve made a personal connection over the last 45 years.  Some folks who’ve had similar horns will find it a helpful resource.  Others will just like to reminisce along with me.  On the other hand, if you come across one of these horns while you’re shopping for a saxophone and want to know more about it, you may find one or more of the articles helpful.

The list is in the sequence in which I owned the following horns, not in the sequence they were built, which is way different.

If you have created or know of other good resources we should post or link to here, please let us know.

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