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Offline kathrese

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Alto Saxophone for Beginners
« on: January 09, 2010, 08:01:07 PM »
Greetings.

My sister and I suddenly decided to learn and play musical instruments as part of our new year's resolution. She decided to learn violin while I decided to learn Saxophone. I find it unique and sexy though my friends told me that its hard to learn.

Since I am a beginner, I really have no idea where to buy a good saxophone. I've visited music stores and was surprised with its price (for a student like me). I also tried searching the net and only found few links which aren't really helpful.

Where can I buy a good saxophone? My price range is 13-15k, alam ko medyo mababa pero yun lang kaya. Nakakatakot din kasi gumastos ng malaki kasi baka hindi ako matuto, nakakahinayang. Hahaha.

So there, thank you for those who will reply to my question. :)



Offline Acapella

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Re: Alto Saxophone for Beginners
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 02:22:49 PM »
sa Raon, Quiapo. marami doon raging from P11,000 to P12,500. Most of the cheapest brand is Global or Davis. there are expensive ones too. Pero kung beginner ka lang, you can settle for Global or Davis. Mag canvass ka lang kung saan ka makakamura. I have my first Sax bought there. Pretty good for start.

Offline dingricon

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Re: Alto Saxophone for Beginners
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 03:39:53 PM »
As a sax player & teacher..i don't recommend unknown brands, just an advice.. sayang ang pera mo.. save your money ..you can find one better than that which is on your price range..if you can wait for maybe two months...i'll be sending some US made & japan made student model horns ,have it fixed,repad,reconditioned and will sell for  maybe $350 -450...(magkano ba dyan?)..... kasi baka 3 sax ang ang kasya sa balikbayan box...

Offline drumphonium

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Re: Alto Saxophone for Beginners
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010, 02:13:36 PM »
di ganon ka hirap matuto ng sax! actually mas mahirap pa nga mag trumpet eh! nung dati kasi gustong gusto ko mag sax natuto ako nung  2007 lang nung 1st year college ako! madali ako natuto! tinuruan ako nung band mate ko na student din ng conservatory of music! tinuruan niya ako sa una ng may mouth piece hanggang sa mapatunog ko! tapos dinagdagan niya ikinabit niya sa neck! medyo bumibigat na hipan! and then kinabit na sa sax (alto sax) mas lalong bumigat! then tinuro niya sa akin yung fingerings! madali lang naman (wish ko lang nagkalito lito ako eh)  then after one hour nagulat siya nung tumutugtog na ako ng looking trough the eyes of love at the  power of love ni celine dion hahaha! natawa siya sa akin! at ayun nainlove ako sa sax dahil sa sexy sound!

nagpabili ako sa mama ko pero sa isang condition tugtugan ko daw siya ng kenny g natawa ako dahil paano kita matutugtugan eh wala nga akong sax! at naiba ang condition tugtugan ko daw muna siya ng i can wait forever sa piano! at ayun!    A DREAM COME TRUE ang christmas gift ko ay......ALTO SAXOPHONE WITH A NEW CELL PHONE PLUS LAP TOP! jackpot!

and bumili nga pala ako ng alto sax sa raon one month before ako bumili ng black trumpet! yung tatak nung sax ko is premiere pero naka chamba ako sa isang to super ganda eh silver finish at super ganda ng tunog! ilan ang premiere nila na sinubukan ko kaya lang ang hirap hipan grabe! nakaipon na tuloy ako ng mga instruments hahaha! now i'm playing to buy a yamaha saxophone yung tenor at soprano! any suggestions? salamat talaga sa diyos at pinagpala ako! talagang music na buhay ko eh!

Offline dingricon

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Re: Alto Saxophone for Beginners
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010, 04:24:09 PM »
ambait naman ng nanay mo...kaya pagbutihin mo! sige ipon ka para mas maayos ang mga gamit mo, puhunan yan!


Offline arkinet

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Re: Alto Saxophone for Beginners
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 03:58:25 AM »
Pre what d'you think of the brand Conn? Baguhan din kasi ako, I played mostly guitar pero 1st instrument I learned how to play was a recorder.
I bought a used one, beat up cosmetically pero working condition naman, cant let it pass kasi $50 lang sa craigslist eh. Anyw advice for maintenance, etc?
\"...pure and simple, is the heart that stay's free...\" sc chapman

Offline dingricon

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Re: Alto Saxophone for Beginners
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 04:27:37 AM »
Conn is a good brand.. anong model yan?.. asan ka ba bro?. craigslister din ako..check mo ang pads etc..ask some players a sa lugar mo na tingnan yan.. $50  is a good deal..

Offline arkinet

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Re: Alto Saxophone for Beginners
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 05:50:18 AM »
Conn is a good brand.. anong model yan?.. asan ka ba bro?. craigslister din ako..check mo ang pads etc..ask some players a sa lugar mo na tingnan yan.. $50  is a good deal..

dadalhin ko nga sa music&arts, para ma "refurb" ehehehehe. 80s pa daw to, student sax nung me ari, workable pero beat up daw yung labas kasi nasa marching band sya. hindi ko pa natingnan kung anong model, kanina ko lang na pick up eh. Comes w/ a box of reeds, sling tsaka hard case.
Denver CO ako pre, ikaw?
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Offline dingricon

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Re: Alto Saxophone for Beginners
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010, 04:15:25 AM »
bro, nasa Fresno, CA ako .. may pics ka ba ng sax?... ingat lang ng konti sa pag-papaayos.. mahal kasi dito. baka ka "tagain" sa repair nyan...cge, bro...

Offline arkinet

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Re: Alto Saxophone for Beginners
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2010, 07:06:08 AM »
bro, nasa Fresno, CA ako .. may pics ka ba ng sax?... ingat lang ng konti sa pag-papaayos.. mahal kasi dito. baka ka "tagain" sa repair nyan...cge, bro...

honga, tinanong ko pa re-pad, ballpark nila eh around $200 daw. yaiks, bili na lang akong used ulit sa craigslist ehehehee. Daming for sale dito, ranging 100s to 6k, kaso Im not sure pa kung magtagal ba ko sa sax, kaya pag tyagaan ko na muna to. Accomplishment ko is "Mary have a little lamb" pa lang  :-D
Pag me time send kita ng pix.
Heto laman ng craigslist dito pre:
http://denver.craigslist.org/search/msg?query=saxophone&catAbbreviation=msg
« Last Edit: April 03, 2010, 07:18:35 AM by arkinet »
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Offline radsax

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Re: Alto Saxophone for Beginners
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2010, 11:23:49 AM »
i saw a conn shooting star alto sax sa bulakan. isang repair shop yun. the sax needs repadding. i think the range would be around 17-18k.

Offline lenpopz

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Re: Alto Saxophone for Beginners
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2010, 09:29:06 AM »
Conn is a good brand.. anong model yan?.. asan ka ba bro?. craigslister din ako..check mo ang pads etc..ask some players a sa lugar mo na tingnan yan.. $50  is a good deal..

May Conn po ba dito sa pinas or any cheap but great sounding sax? Gusto ko po kasing matuto eh, beginner pa lang ako.
Don't become obsessed with sounding like one particular player and sounding exactly like him.

Offline deyb kos

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Re: Alto Saxophone for Beginners
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2010, 01:24:50 PM »
May Conn po ba dito sa pinas or any cheap but great sounding sax? Gusto ko po kasing matuto eh, beginner pa lang ako.

My second alto sax is a Conn 24M. This is just a student model but the sound is ok, good intonation and response from all the keys. The negative side though is that this sax is essentially for players with longer fingers because the keys are more spread than other brands, especially the Asian made horns.