Category Archives: Forum

Top Five Bass Sax Observations

“I wanted an electric train for Christmas but I got the saxophone instead.” ~ Clarence Clemons The bass saxophone is one of the largest members of the saxophone family—larger than the more commonly encountered baritone saxophone. Only the contrabass sax … Continue reading

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Musician Gig Snapshot ~ 2012

“The Music Business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallwaywhere thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There’s also anegative side.” ~ falsely accredited to Hunter S. Thompson Recently this article popped … Continue reading

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A Man called JaAG aka Gandalfe

One of the partners thought I should blog about why I call myself JaAG at work. JaAG is just an expansion of my initials James A. Glass. It is also my Microsoft alias. So I often find myself in this … Continue reading

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Oh so sexy; Shimano Ultegra 6700 11-23 goodness

From the Two Spoke forum we see this lovely tribute to bicycle technology:

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In Search of Saxophone Intonation

Always in search of that perfect voice for my various saxophones and clarinets, this post in the Woodwind Forum “True Tone Alto” from John Talbot really spoke to me. The photo to the right is from John too. Flexibility of … Continue reading

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Measuring Music Tempo ~ How fast is fast?

A music forum noob recently asked me how fast a piece marked Allegro should be played. It got me to thinking that I should place this here in case my source disappears, which btw happens more times than you might … Continue reading

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Woodwind Forum: You want answers, you can’t handle answers…

Apologies to the creators of that great line Jack Nicolson delivers in “A Few Good Men”. Where do you go to get answers for almost anything. Internet forums can be a valuable piece of your solution set. When it comes … Continue reading

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