Category Archive: Sax

Jul 14

WHAT IS YOUR CHOICE OF AXE?

WHAT IS YOUR CHOICE OF AXE? Somebody called Steve S asked the question on the internet search forum Yahoo answers When did the term axeman change to mean Guitar player? He posed the question in quite a humorous way, and I thought it would be a fun way to start today’s blog. “We needed some …

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Apr 08

SAX TRANSPOSITION CHART.

Transposition Chart

SAX TRANSPOSITION CHART. If there is anything that can get your head in a spin, it is transposing sax parts. Here is a chart that you can download, print and paste on your wall in your work space. When your head starts spinning, remember there are 2 basic rules: Bb instruments 1 whole tone above …

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Feb 08

THE CARROT CLARINET

THE CARROT CLARINET Hey, sax and clarinet players.  Are you looking for a really fun,  spectacular and entertaining item to add to your show?  Check out Linsey Pollaks Carrot Clarinet. (Carronet) Video Here Really good fun, and easy to do. He is kind enough to share the dimensions and “how-to’s”  in this next video. Linsey …

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Feb 08

DANCING TO ‘TAKE 5’

Being a musician in various international hotels,  I have developed an uncanny skill of very quickly being able to identify different nationalities on sight.  This is a very useful skill to have as it helps to know what languages to focus on when speaking on the mic, but probably more importantly it determines what repertoire …

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