I've long admired the music of Kenny G, and finally decided to
buy a soprano saxophone and learn to play. I've never played a
musical instrument, other than a recorder at school, but decided to
give it a try!
I bought a Yamaha YSS-475, and changed to the 6CM custom mouthpiece
as I didn't seem to get on too well with the standard item.
I only started trying to play this instrument in the middle of
March 2000, and have found it rather difficult. I'm obviously still
very much a beginner, and am still learning to sight-read music as
well as working on my fingering and intonation.
After three months of playing the
Yamaha soprano sax, I had the opportunity of buying a
S/H Yanagisawa S880 soprano in as-new condition at a
very good price. I took this opportunity because the
S880 is a better sax, and has both straight and curved
necks. I've found that the curved neck causes less
stress on my wrists when playing.
I then decided to trade-in the Yamaha
soprano against a Yamaha YAS-62 Alto sax to give me a
I wanted a way to record midi backing tracks and so I bought a
Casio keyboard for the purpose. I don't play keyboard either, so
that is something else I have to learn!
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