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Please note: I am not able to answer questions on saxophone ages or values, but am happy to answer questions about playing the saxophone. I have never really thought of myself as an expert, but I have learnt a lot from my long experience, much of it trial and error. I'm happy to see what you all think of my answers to your questions, I hope you find them helpful (if not please tell me!), and I hope you find them at the very least thought provoking. I am happy to answer questions on all aspects of saxophone playing and performance techniques. I am not a saxophone technician so can not answer queries related to advanced areas of saxophone repair, but I am familiar with routine maintenance useful for players.
I have been a professional saxophonist most of my life. I have recorded with many rock, blues and jazz greats including REM, Elton John, Jimmy Witherspoon, Joe Jackson and Richard Thompson. Most of my current work is as a composer and producer of music for TV and Film.
Sax on the Web - SOTW and my own site - www.petethomas.co.uk.
Sax on the Web - SOTW and my own sites: CafeSaxophone.com. Taming the Saxophone - intermediate to advanced saxophone studies. Saxophone- the Easy Way to Learn (instruction DVD) and Taming The Saxophone Vol 1 (Tone Without Tears)
I studied saxophone at Leeds College of Music (Diploma 1st class). I devised and presented the Music Makers saxophone tuition DVD. I have worked as head of jazz and pop performance at Southampton University, where I also taught saxophone and composition.