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How to check out a saxophone for great, equal sound and smooth mechanics

BUYING A SAXOPHONE – DO NOT MAKE THESE MISTAKES
How to check out a saxophone for great, equal sound and smooth mechanics

There is a lot of trade in saxophones. Sometimes you want to trade up and get a better instrument. The reasons can be many.
The most important thing when you buy an instrument is that you are happy with your purchase, that you are stepping in the direction that you want – technical, sound wise and ability to grow.

In this video I will go through how to check a horn – the do’s and don’ts

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In this tutorial
Why do you want a new saxophone?
The urge to get another instrument
You do not want…
What do you need to check on a saxophone
Sound check
Technical check
Price check
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Overtones
https://youtu.be/7AchOxuiDcE

Sound is everything
https://youtu.be/q9htAAR3SLk

You should always improve your sound
https://youtu.be/Y5rd49zooJ4

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