It seems like a lot of people from all walks of life are thinking about learning
to play the saxophone, and itís now easier than ever due to the proliferation of
reasonable quality and very inexpensive saxophones from the far east. However
once you have one of these, the easiest part is over, though you may not think
so given the multitude of confusing choices and conflicting information you were
given while trying to choose what saxophone to buy.
Assuming you made a good choice and what you bought was actually a fully working
saxophone, rather than one of the many "saxophone shaped objects" out there on
ebay, then your first instinct will probably be to put it in your mouth and
blow. This is possible the first hurdle to get over, but strictly speaking the
order of events is to first assemble the saxophone, then put it in your mouth
and blow, although some people might argue that before doing that you should get
a good teacher, lest you fall into bad habits. Yeah right, as if youíre going to
sit there looking at your new baby while you wait two weeks for your first
saxophone lesson, so I shall tell you how to put the pieces together in a way
that might result in you learning at least how to make a sound.
More to come so stay tuned.