Is Bari sax harder than alto?
I find that my bari is easier to keep in tune than my tenor but harder than alto. Sop is the monster both for intonation and tone up and down the scale. To me it feels like: the bigger the horn the more embouchure movement to stay in tune, that includes flutes.
Why was the saxophone so popular in the 80s?
So many saxophones were needed that musicians who played other instruments switched to the big brass horn, and became famous on it. The saxophone, once a staple of American music, became shorthand for a greasy ’80s man. The saxophone was built to be a big sound.
What kind of music can a baritone saxophone play?
A low register behemoth that requires voluminous breath, careful control and formidable stamina, it has been used primarily in jazz orchestras to produce those low resonant notes that bring the bottom end to life in modern jazz orchestra arrangements.
What’s the best song for a beginner sax player?
Another great song for the tenor sax is “St. Thomas” by Sonny Rollins. This song helped brand the standard in jazz music during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Learning this song is a must for any saxophonist. “I Love You”, by Cole Porter is also great for beginners.
What was the first song with a saxophone solo?
Most songs are not known for their saxophone solos solely, but Baker Street is a song with an unforgettable saxophone rift that will always be a part of the history of rock. Released in 1978, the part of the saxophone in this masterpiece was played by Raphael Ravenscroft.
Who is the baritone saxophone in the Nutcracker?
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