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Category Five tenor video tour I know I will get lots of comments from the peanut gallery about the camera work.....I promise I will do better next time.....anyway, this is the latest and
Jul 21, 2010#43
The Decline of the Vintage Saxophone Market (long post!) The Decline and Fall of the Vintage Saxophone Market I had an interesting conversation and interaction with a customer last week which caused me to give some
Jul 7, 2010#42
Our forum at www.nationofmusic.com If you haven't visited our forum at www.nationofmusic.com you are missing out on some great saxophone discussion. It's a moderated forum where everyone has to
Jul 4, 2010#41
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Our server was hacked last night We're still figuring this out, and NOBODY'S CONFIDENTIAL DATA WAS COMPROMISED, but sombody got into our server last night and is using it to send out their own
Jun 12, 2010#40
Re: Artificial Embouchure Could it be that the brass ages? The manufacturing stresses ease and maybe climate adds or subtracts from the metal?
Jun 8, 2010#39
Re: acoustics of straight vs. curved saxophones When I first made the straights for LA, I didn't know what I would find. I just knew that altos existed and had seen a picture of a bari. Wasn't trying to
Jun 8, 2010#38
the future of this group We haven't had a lot of activity lately.....and here's what I'm going to do: One of my customers from Germany asked that I open a public acoustics discussion
Jun 6, 2010#37
Re: an interesting paper on how to integrate users in the design pro Most interesting, some of the math makes my eyes glaze over.......I'll post more on this topic tomorrow, but am really slammed for time right now ... Most
May 24, 2010#36
an interesting paper on how to integrate users in the design process Basically for Steve: this paper talks about correlating user perceptions with acoustic data on musical instruments. A bit technical in some parts but a good
May 23, 2010#35
Re: Artificial Embouchure As you know, we disagree on this point, since there does not seem to be any physical way for the vibrations of the horn to affect the sound, a conclusion which
May 23, 2010#34
Re: Artificial Embouchure I've always thought that a saxophone does not play to its full potential until it has been used for AT LEAST ten years.....I have no data to back this up, but
May 23, 2010#33
Re: Artificial Embouchure Steve, I'm pretty much in agreement with you here. The basic acoustics of the horn are pretty well figured out, and as you say, the wheel doesn't need to be
May 22, 2010#32
Re: Artificial Embouchure I totally agree that you have to know and understand the math and the science....I think I pretty much do......I also think that it is most important to have
May 22, 2010#31
Re: Artificial Embouchure I find this backward thinking. Most scientists do not build instruments--that is not their objective, nor the objective of their efforts. They are in the
May 22, 2010#30
Re: The cross venting problem I think I've covered SOME of these points in previous articles, but certainly not all. The important thing is now to actually build a horn with these
May 22, 2010#29
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Re: The cross venting problem ... (trimmed) Steve, that is an absolutely great post and probably would make the basis of a fine article in Saxophone Journal with very little editing,
May 22, 2010#28
Re: The cross venting problem Toby: The cure CAN be worse than the disease! Consider the marvelously complex and delicious playing Leblanc "Rationale".....maybe the best playing horn of ALL
May 21, 2010#27
Re: The cross venting problem I think you need to consider whether the cure would not be worse than the disease. FWIW the large size of the toneholes makes this problem much less serious on
May 20, 2010#26
Keilwerth bankrupt Keilwerth recently filed for reorganization under bankruptcy.....a sign of the times.......who's next?
May 20, 2010#25
Re: Artificial Embouchure I think this is why the bassoon is often known as "the farting bedpost"....
May 20, 2010#24
Re: Artificial Embouchure ... Steve, it is important to understand, the Bassoon, like the clarinet, was not invented by one guy like the saxophone. No, it was designed by committee.
May 20, 2010#23
Re: [MouthpieceWork2_Acoustics] Re: All necks are not created equal I changed my mind.....I own that forum, which is not a democracy, and that is my right......what does this have to do with acoustics?
May 20, 2010#22
The cross venting problem Closed tone holes are, of course, the enemy of a full tone. On a typical saxophone (excluding the palm keys), the G#, Eb, and low C# are closed most of the
May 20, 2010#21
Re: Artificial Embouchure On May 18, 2010, at 7:37 PM,
May 19, 2010#20
Re: Artificial Embouchure Hi Steve, Yes, basically we are in agreement. The science, however is merely a description of how things are. It is up to the designers to use it (or not) in
May 18, 2010#19
Re: Artificial Embouchure Toby: I agree with almost everything you say here. I think utilizing the computer model "virtual saxophone" is a terrific idea, and I would very much like to
May 18, 2010#18
Re: Artificial Embouchure And I will share my response: Acoustic scientists are in the business of knowledge, not knowledge of business. Their objective is not to design horns that
May 17, 2010#17
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Re: Artificial Embouchure I thought I would share this......John is NOT a member of this group and will not be. My responses are below his comments. ... I am MORE than conversant with
May 17, 2010#16
Re: Artificial Embouchure Everybody knows that this has been tried before. I would think anybody with half a brain would also clearly understand that humans interact with the instrument
May 16, 2010#15
Artificial Embouchure This has to be one of the all time dumbest ideas I have heard in my years in the business. I am ALL FOR research that furthers the craft, but it would appear
May 16, 2010#14
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