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  • #3940

    Dan Forshaw

    We’ve had lots of new members joining the site over the past few weeks so please do say hello and introduce yourself, (even if you’ve been on the site for years!)

    What are you working on at the moment and what would you like to learn more about?

  • #4014


    Hi, I’m Vanessa from Cambridge UK. I play tenor and have been having lessons with Dan for several years.
    I don’t practice anywhere near as much as I should and very often feel like I’m taking 2 steps forward one step back. My monthly lesson with Dan keeps my momentum going tho 🙂

    I am currently transcribing ‘Foolin’ Myself’- the opening solo by Lester Young. Quite simple in terms of notes but I’m using it to try to improve my tone. Irregular practice means I’m progressing slowly but, here’s a thought, I’ll post a video here on 30th April – no matter what stage I’ve reached!
    Gosh! out there now! gotta do it 😉

  • #4075

    Vincent Gaglio

    This is Vincent gaglio, finally making the decision to get the help I need because I can’t do it on my own. ! Look forward to taking my playing to the next level on my old age. Lol


  • #4431


    Hi, I’m Sue from Durham and I’ve been playing sax for about 15 years on and off. I play alto in a local big band and soprano in a sax ensemble – not quite a sax choir 🙂 as we have nothing higher than sop or lower than bari. Enjoyable nonetheless. I’m always looking for ways to improve my playing and dabble with improvisation from time to time. Nice to be here and hope to get a lot from the experience.

  • #4432

    Dan Forshaw

    Hi Sue

    Welcome to Cambridge Saxophone! There are a few more on here, but they are a little shy at introducing themselves. Check out these links as a starting point and if you get stuck at any time, don’t be afraid to ask for help either on the forum, or via email!

    How to use this website

    Lesson 3 – 3 for 1 Pentatonic Scales

    Dan’s Scale Primer

    Transcribe – Back to the Land


    • #4433

      Vincent Gaglio

      Hi good to have you here, great that you play in a local band that has got to feel awesome. I play sometimes for my wife and dog lol.

  • #5587

    Günter Haika

    Hi, I’m Günter from Vienna, Austria. I played music – rock, prog-rock, pop – on various instruments most of my life (I’m 61 now), settled for bass guitar some 15 or more years ago. Two years ago, I bought a tenor, because I had become interested in jazz and wanted to play a melody instrument again. Also, I wanted to play one song on tenor for a gig on my 60th birthday (I did).
    I’m self-taught, with the help of online resources. I currently play fretless acoustic bass guitar in a 5-piece Latin band, where they also expect me to play a few songs on sax to complement our trumpet player.
    I’m here to learn, to improve, but most of all, to stay motivated.

  • #5594

    Dan Forshaw

    Hi Gunter! I think the forum is a little quiet at the moment as it is the end of summer – come on the rest of you, what are we all working on?

  • #5644


    Hi, I am Ian and for my 60th, my wife has bought me an alto Saxophone – i actually have it 3 weeks early. The Saxophone has been something I have wanted to learn to play for a long time now, but it would be hard to be more novice than me. I played a recorder at age 7 or 8 and a trombone (badly) aged 9 for a few months:-D Oh and I also have two guitars I can’t play either!

    So to the Sax – I have signed up here for the beginners course. I watched it through this evening and will start lesson 1 later – lesson 7 completely had me foxed, so I guess I’ll work up to it properly and I am sure it will all make sense then.

    I am looking forward it!

  • #5647

    Dan Forshaw

    Hi Ian

    Welcome to the website and forum. Take things slowly and remember the beauty of the site is you can hit pause and work at your own pace!

  • #5648


    Thanks Dan – will do on both counts 👍

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