The Batman & Robin Meme

This cartoon has been floating around on the Internet for a couple of months. It’s a Batman and Robin cartoon where the talk bubbles can be co-opted in many different ways. This, as a saxophonist, is my favorite adaptation:


Most musicians don’t do the long tone exercise because it can be boring. I like to ask the sax players in my different music ensembles to do the long tone exercise starting soft and getting loud and then coming back to soft.

We should do this watching the tuning needle when we can as most of us tend to blow flat as you get louder. And it should be done at the start of every practice session and through a number of notes. It really is an excellent step towards developing that killer sound that we all strive for.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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3 Responses to The Batman & Robin Meme

  1. J. Carlson says:

    Thanks for posting! I’m actually the guy that made this the other day for the Saxophonists page on Facebook after a bunch of discussions about mouthpieces! Cool to see it making the rounds!

  2. Gandalfe says:

    Thank J. I rarely get a chance to credit many of the meme artwork I see on the Internet.

  3. This was the first version I created in Portuguese, nice to see that she is running the world in other languages​​!

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