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Offline Acapella

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Gospel Saxophonist
« on: March 03, 2010, 02:45:45 PM »
Hello. Are there any Christian saxophonist here? I'd like to ask your opinion about your experiences in different reed brands and reed setup. Is there anyone here who actually were able to make a hand-made reed made from our locally produced 'kawayan'?



Offline kultabashi

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 08:28:15 AM »
Hello. Are there any Christian saxophonist here? I'd like to ask your opinion about your experiences in different reed brands and reed setup. Is there anyone here who actually were able to make a hand-made reed made from our locally produced 'kawayan'?

Hello sir:) i regularly play during sunday services in our Center:) The reeds i use are compatibe with my Playing style and mouthpiece setup.  I use a Vandoren Jumbo A55 Hardrubber or an LA SAX Metal mouthpiece combined with Vandoren JAVA "Jazz" reeds.

reeds are made with high quality standards, we cant just make them by hand with any kawayan out there:)  well... there are many ingenious ways filipinos get around things.  Malay mo, meron na pala gumagawa ng LOCAL reeds:)

Offline Acapella

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010, 03:08:58 PM »
You are so right about ur pvt. message kultabasi, only a handful of people can play and wants to play saxophone. from among the 4 y.p. that I am training, none of them has the genuine desire and interest to learn saxophone. Mas interesado silang matuto ng keyboard. So, I teach them more on keyboard. There are 1 male and 3 females. The only one who has potential is a little girl. But her problem is masyado maigsi ang kanyang daliri. Her pinky finger is so short, she can't play the lower DO (low C).

I have heard a comment from a forum somewhere that there are very FEW saxophonist in Christian churches. I think this is true indeed. I have visited a lot of Christian churches nearby and of my friends, none of them have a saxophonist. We are a rare breed.

Lagi ako nagpapalit ng reed lalo na kapag maitim na at di na maganda ang tunog. Magastos nga lang itong instrument na to. unlike keyboard and guitar.

Offline wat_see_not

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010, 03:16:01 PM »
wow... mga sir fan ako ng mga sax players.. kirk whalum, walter beasley, tots t, etc.. tanong ko lang sir, magkano po ang pinakamurang sax? gusto ko po kasi matuto eh.. the cheapest? any kind .. soprano, tenor,etc... thanks in advance! Godbless!!
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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 10:34:45 PM »
You are so right about ur pvt. message kultabasi, only a handful of people can play and wants to play saxophone. from among the 4 y.p. that I am training, none of them has the genuine desire and interest to learn saxophone. Mas interesado silang matuto ng keyboard. So, I teach them more on keyboard. There are 1 male and 3 females. The only one who has potential is a little girl. But her problem is masyado maigsi ang kanyang daliri. Her pinky finger is so short, she can't play the lower DO (low C).

I have heard a comment from a forum somewhere that there are very FEW saxophonist in Christian churches. I think this is true indeed. I have visited a lot of Christian churches nearby and of my friends, none of them have a saxophonist. We are a rare breed.

Lagi ako nagpapalit ng reed lalo na kapag maitim na at di na maganda ang tunog. Magastos nga lang itong instrument na to. unlike keyboard and guitar.

well, for me kasi... i rotate my reeds para tumagal.  Eg: during rehersals, i use 1 reed, then the next day, another one... bale rotation sila.. para di malaspag.  ANg 1 box ng Vandoren reeds, tumatagal ng 1 year sakin.  oh, important rin yung quality ng reeds. cheaper reeds, observation ko lang... wear out faster.


Offline kultabashi

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010, 10:24:01 AM »
wow... mga sir fan ako ng mga sax players.. kirk whalum, walter beasley, tots t, etc.. tanong ko lang sir, magkano po ang pinakamurang sax? gusto ko po kasi matuto eh.. the cheapest? any kind .. soprano, tenor,etc... thanks in advance! Godbless!!

Hi Bro!... nice to see you have the passion.  Aslong as youre in it in the long run, masarap tumugtog talaga ng reed instrument:) Err, pag dating sa sax, i wouldnt rreally recommend the cheapest.. pero ive been taught to get the best na kaya ng BUDGET.  lalo na if youve really decided na gusto mo matuto.  Learning to play an instrument is an investment.. along with the instrument in itself.. hihih... btw.. magaling ka mag Freedom at Midnight:)

Best sax to start learning on, here sa pinas in my opinion is ALTO.. sha pinaka maraming available accessories EG: Mouthpiece and Reeds.  You can also ask many here sa boards...im sure maraming nag tuturo at nagbibigay ng lessons bro:)

Offline cedflutist

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2010, 10:00:30 AM »
Hi mga sir! Ako I started sa church talaga as a flute player then after 2 years nag-aral ng saxophone. About sa reed 3 lang ang ngamit ko vandoren java 2 1/2, classic blue at la voz. pero naging mas comfortable ako sa classic blue kasi match sya sa mouthpiece ko. Ganun din ang ginagawa ko, iba ang pang rehearsal at iba ang pang gig. para di agad malaspag ang reed. 1 box ko 1 yr. din ang tinatagal. masyado kasi magastos ang reed pag sira na agad. kaya kung ako mas maganda bumili ng branded than sa local made kasi tumatagala talaga.

Offline kultabashi

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2010, 10:32:29 AM »
nice one sir, ako naman ngayon ang nangangapa sa flute.  What church do you go to?

Offline vctor

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2010, 02:47:28 PM »
Mga sir baka may mga sheet music ba kayo for worship songs? Baka pwede kumopya?

Offline kultabashi

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2010, 03:43:28 PM »
Mga sir baka may mga sheet music ba kayo for worship songs? Baka pwede kumopya?

sure:) i have a few.. ill hook you up...

Offline Acapella

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2010, 01:35:45 AM »
The best pa rin talaga ang branded reeds, better sounding and longer lasting. However, sa problema ng reeds wearing out coz of constant practice, it is also best to use a separate (maybe cheap one) reed. And I discover that we can repair the reed kung yung dulo lang naman ang nasira. I usually experience that. So, kung pwede pa remedyuhan ay ginagawan ko ng paraan.

Ang ginagawa ko ay ginugunting ko yung part na nasira (kung mga 1-2mm lang naman sira from the tip), then I used sand paper para bawasan yung upper part (the part na naiipit sa ligature), isinusukat ko sa brand new reed para magpantay, until makuha ko ang right and proper configuration. presto, kahit paano nakakatipid sa reed. I used a good quality reed for actual performance. Pero kung grabe and irrepareable and sira, tapon na sa basurahan.

Offline vctor

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2010, 12:55:33 PM »
Guys pahingi naman ng sheet music hehehe

Online ztr

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2010, 10:12:31 PM »
sir baka pwede rin makacopy ng sheets?

Offline vctor

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2010, 11:02:36 PM »
I can scan the files if ever then send it to everyone...question is pano nyo bigay sa akin :)

Offline cedflutist

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2010, 03:13:37 AM »
@ vctor, dami ako praise and worship na music sheet bro. pwede ko pakopya sayo.

Offline kurei28

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2010, 06:47:20 AM »
can you send me a copy?

Offline mike17

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Re: Gospel Saxophonist
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2010, 10:39:44 PM »
hi guys! ive been studying sax for a month now and i also play sax in the church.. san church niyo guys? gsto ko kasi mkta ung application ng sax sa mga gospel e.. iba nman kc ung tugtugan nten sa labas e.. para lang magkroon ako ng idea.. thanks and God Bless