Articles

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About the Baritone Sax

About the Baritone Sax. Alain Cupper

Although it has exceptional qualities (voluptuous register, warm sound, deep and expressive, rare dynamic and harmonic possibilities, speed and easy handling for an instrument with low tessitura, …), the baritone sax remains relatively unknown and unused. Its high price, its bulky size and a “column of air” difficult to …

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Accessories

Below are some popular accessories (stands, neck straps, harnesses etc) that are for use with the baritone saxophone. Leave a comment below if you have experience with any of these, or others to suggest.

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Neck Straps

 

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Anything You Can Do We Can Do Better

Anything You Can Do We Can Do Better – On The Baritone Saxophone

An article on the baritone saxophone was recently published in the December 2012 issue of Downbeat magazine. The article was written by JazzBariSax.com’s curator, Andrew Hadro!. We would like to thank Doron Orenstein over at www.bestsaxophonewebsiteever.com for initally publishing the article.

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Brands and Horns

The Horn.

(updated Nov 18th, 2014)

by Andrew Hadro

When looking for a baritone saxophone there are a huge number of factors to consider. The following are the factors that I consider the most important, and my thoughts concerning each one.

Disclaimer:

I have no stake in your eventual decision to buy an …

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JazzBariSax.com Interview series

In an effort to get to know our fine practitioners of the baritone saxophone we have conducted a series of interviews. Check back to this page often to see the latest interviews!

 

  • March 18th, 2013 – Claire Daly
  • April 4th, 2013 – Brian Landrus
  • April 17th, 2013 – Kenny Berger
  • April 24th, 2013 – Lauren …

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Lesson with Lauren Sevian

A Lesson with Lauren Sevian

Lauren Sevian was kind enough to provide JazzBariSax.com with an article she recently wrote for the Saxophone Journal. It covers several really important topics such as warm up, technique, repertoire, composing and more. Click on the link below to check it out, and be sure to check out the author, Lauren …

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Ligatures

The Ligature.

by Andrew Hadro

Updated Nov 18th, 2014

 

Reeds and mouthpieces are no doubt more important to sound production than ligatures. However, how the ligature holds the reed on the mouthpiece can have a huge impact on the reed and mouthpiece’s resonation and therefore on the sound of the saxophone.

Ligatures come in …

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Mouthpieces

The Mouthpiece.

Updated Nov 18th, 2014

by Andrew Hadro

Finding a great mouthpiece can be a lot of work. Most solutions lie in practicing and developing a good sound, not in changing your set up. Many players don’t like their sound and go out and buy new mouthpieces only to delay the resolution of the problem.

If you can …

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Musings On Section Playing for the Baritone Saxophone

By Roger Rosenberg

After many decades of playing with some of the world’s finest musicians, many in NYC, in all different contexts, I thought it might be helpful to put some of my ideas concerning section playing to paper, or computer, as the case may be. While this article is specifically directed towards baritone saxophonists, …

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Owning a Baritone

Owning a Baritone Saxophone. by Andrew Hadro

Owning a baritone saxophone presents some unique challenges. Here is some advice on how to deal with them.

Disclaimer:

The only thing I have to give is my opinion. Everything I’ve said here is based on my experience playing, practicing, repairing, traveling, researching and talking to …

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Reeds

Reeds and reed cases.

Updated Nov 18th, 2014

by Andrew Hadro

The production of sound on the saxophone starts with the reed, making it an integral part of a saxophone set up. There are many types and brands of reeds out there, and finding the best for you can be tricky. Reeds are …

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