SAXOPHONE LESSONS AT NATOMAS MUSIC SQUARE
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Q. Are there Different size saxophones?
A. Yes, There are 4 different sizes of saxophones, and they all sound different. Soprano is the highest pitch. Alto is the most common pitch. Tenor is a deeper pitch and Bari is the Deepest pitch.
Q. What is the correct way to put my mouth on the mouthpiece?
A. The correct way to hold it in your mouth is by tucking in your lip so your bottom teeth do not touch the reed.
Q. What size reed should I start on for my saxophone lessons? And what do the sizes mean?
A. Generally a beginner will need a size 1.5. The bigger the size the thicker the reed. Advanced players use size 3 and up because they have more air flow and can control their pitch and air flow. Beginners will not know how hard or soft to blow which is why they need a thinner reed for their lesson.
Q. Do I need a saxophone to take lesson?
A. Yes, we do not carry saxophones
Q. Do I need to bring a book to lessons?
A. Since we do not have any saxophone books, the teacher will either provide you with one or will recommend a book to buy.
Q. What kind of Saxophone should I buy?
A. If your child is a beginner, it would be a good idea to buy a student saxophone. Any brand is fine. Student saxophones can last a long time and they sound great.
Q. What Styles of music can I learn playing Saxophone?
A. You can play just about any style of music on a saxophone from classical to jazz to Latin to contemporary.