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- About the Baritone Sax
- Anything You Can Do We Can Do Better
- Brands and Horns
- Cases for the Baritone Saxophone
- JazzBariSax.com Interview series
- Lesson with Lauren Sevian
- Musings On Section Playing for the Baritone Saxophone
- Owning a Baritone
- 5 Essential Introductory Baritone Albums
- ‘Deeper Listening’ Baritone Album lists
- Serial Number Listings
Brands and Horns
by Andrew Hadro (updated Nov, 2014) 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 instrument, and the only thing...
Updated May 14th, 2018 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 not play...
Updated October 25th, 2020 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 an organic product and therefore are...
by Andrew Hadro Updated Nov 18th, 2014 Standard Ligature 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 many...
Owning a Baritone
by Andrew Hadro (Updated August 2019) 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 other musicians, there...
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 Sevian! You can pick up...
About the Baritone Sax
By Alain Cupper January 25th - 2011 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...
Anything You Can Do We Can Do Better
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. Download the (unedited) article
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 Sevian September...
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. Harnesses Vandoren Universal Harness System Neotech Super Harness BG Harness Jazz Lab Harness Neck Straps Vandoren Saxophone Strap Rico...
Extended Technique | Stupid Saxophone Tricks | Dark Arts of the Saxophone
Multiphonics Dissonant multi-phonics Consonant multi-phonics Overtone based Split Tone based Vocalized Altissimo Extreme altissimo Controlled squeaking Whistle tones teeth on reed Whale calls (extreme glissandos) Extreme subtone Quarter steps / microtones Pitch bending Palm key extreme pitch bend/glissando Mouthpiece only pitch bending Mouthpiece + Neck pitch bending Mouthpiece alone Neck alone finger dip into neck...
Baritone Saxophone Cases
By JazzBariSax.com curator, Andrew Hadro (August 21st, 2019) No one likes this case. The most asked question I receive about the baritone saxophone is usually "What case do you recommend?" I don't think there is a perfect option especially given everyone's different needs and budgets, but here you will find some advice on cases as...
‘Deeper Listening’ Baritone Album lists
Curated by Andrew Hadro I recently created a 'essential album' guide to the baritone saxophone for this site. However, many of the regular visitors here are already well versed in the baritone saxophone and are probably aware of those albums. So I wanted to create a 'deeper listening' guide for people of albums that are...
5 Essential Introductory Baritone Albums
By Andrew HadroNotice: All of the album links within this article are associate links. When you buy through links on this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate this site earns from qualifying purchases. These fees go towards hosting fees for the website. I would like to present a list...