…I know I'm a little late to the party on this one...but I signed on and thought to myself I'd check the last ten or so pages from this topic, and I saw this...and I'm just slightly confused.
I'm going to remain civil and I'm not trolling nor am I flaming, I'm just curious, do you know how to play? I'm a saxophone performance major (and music ed) at Central Washington University. Been playing since I was in fifth grade. When I saw this picture I thought at first "Oh another sax player!" Then I noticed you're holding the saxophone like you're playing, with your right hand on the top keys, the left hand goes on the top keys...in order to use the palm keys. I'm not sure if you did this for comedic effect or what. I know nothing about you, so I'm just curious. Also the neck is turned way too far out from where it should be for optimum playing...in fact I'm not even sure if you can play that way.
Just to prove I'm not blowing my stack about playing saxophone, I'll provide pictures and videos.
Here's a picture of me a few years ago with my saxophone (Most recent I have)
Now I don't play much jazz, so don't expect that from the couple of videos I post. The first piece I had to learn in two weeks for my summer recital this past August. It's one of the more difficult college level saxophone concertos. And since I had two weeks to prepare…(Only because the guy who was going to play it left on an exchange trip to Sweden) it isn't as good as it should be. And my friend who was recording was recording on a meh camera and was sitting very close.
Glazunov Concerto (Warning about 14 minutes long)
The second video here is of the Dubois Concerto, which is much more technically demanding than the Glazunov (I had much more time to prepare…although this one was about three years ago or something so I much less experienced). This was from my high school senior recital. I actually like this piece more...but it's not as easy for the general listener to listen to.
(Starts around 1:30)
Anyway, I don't know if you'll see this or not, but I just wanted to check…sorry if I'm sounding like an asshole. I just take saxophone seriously