Hello Everyone, I'm kind of new here. I play sax in my church praise team and just started a group for sax players. If you play sax or any wind instrument I invite you to join. I would appreciate any advice as playing a horn in a worship band is a little difficult. Thanks Dave
Welcome to Worship the Rock!! This'll be a pretty lonely group as I don't think there are many of us on this site, but I'll still join it. There's already a woodwind group that's had little activity since I've been here.
Welcome to the elite club of sax players in worship groups.
Pretty rare to find a horn section in church but I think it will get better.
I started playing alto in WSp. some years ago and found it great sometimes.
I never had music so just played melody to back up the singers and poked a few riffs into the empty spaces or ran bass type lines or descants but I found that some of the latest songs written by guitar players in the key of E, were too much for me.
I switched to a C melody sax and found that much more comfortable (you can play in E when the guitars are playing in E) with the added bonus of being able to play alto like in the upper octave or tenor like in the lower octave.
I started a biz selling saxes online to specifically make these great saxes available to Worship groups. http://Aquilasax.com limited.
I think the main thing to remember is that you have a twofold aim when playing. 1. Worship God. 2. Help others to do the same!
Remember you are part of a team and sometimes its better to sit it out.
May He bless you abundantly as you seek Him first.
Hey Steve, Great to see you on this site. I purchased a bflat sop from you guys about 3 yrs ago. I love it. I currently am mentoring a 17 yr old girl in our praise team. She plays alto, but after she tried my sop she begged her parents to get her one. I steered her dad to Aquilasax. She got one last Christmas and is a very happy young lady. I just started doing some affiliate selling on line. Have you ever thought of getting into that. I would love to promote your stuff. God Bless. And thanks for making good saxophones affordable. Dave