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History Notes #03 : Soprano courbe

History Notes #03: Curved Soprano

After looking at the case of the C soprano, specialist Douglas Pipher sheds light on another rare instrument produced by Maison SELMER: the curved soprano saxophone.

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Jazz Flow, un bec universel inspiré des grands standards
Maison selmer

Jazz Flow, a universal mouthpiece inspired by the great standards

Henri SELMER Paris answers a call from jazz saxophonists with the launch of the JAZZ FLOW, a new ebonite mouthpiece for alto saxophone, signalling the importance of jazz in the...

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Comment améliorer votre son à la clarinette
Tuto & conseils

How to improve your clarinet sound

Our sound is our musical voice, so it's important to work to develop a sound which captures exactly what we want to share with your audience. Solo clarinetist, orchestral musician,...

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Nouvelles anches pour saxophones et clarinettes
Maison selmer

New reeds for clarinet and saxophone

Henri SELMER Paris returns to its roots by relaunching the production of reeds for clarinet and saxophone, the first activity of founder Henri Selmer back in 1885.

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History Notes II #02 : Soprano en Ut
Maison selmer

History Notes II #02: C Soprano

The C soprano saxophone is a very rare and little-known instrument. It has its own identity, between the Bb soprano (to which it is closer in terms of range) and...

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8e Concours International Adolphe Sax à Dinant (2023)
Évènements

8th International Adolphe Sax Competition in Dinant (2023)

From October 31 to November 11, 2023, the Belgian city of Dinant hosts the 8th edition of the Adolphe Sax International Competition. This prestigious event is an unmissable event for...

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Comment (et pourquoi) s’échauffer au saxophone
Tuto & conseils

How (and why) to warm up on the saxophone

Norwegian saxophonist, Aina Helgeland Davidsen takes us deep into the art of musical warm-ups, to approach them with a new perspective and explore their true benefits. First prize at the...

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Grupo Compay Segundo, légende de la musique cubaine
Artistes

Grupo Compay Segundo, legend of Cuban music

For twenty years, they have been travelling the world and perpetuating the warm, danceable tradition of Cuban music with their guitars, double bass, percussion and Selmer clarinets... They'll be back...

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[Savoir-faire] Le finissage saxophone
Maison selmer

[Know-how] Saxophone finishing

Made up of more than 600 parts, the saxophone is a complex instrument requiring rare know-how. Once the acoustic tube has been formed and the primary parts positioned, the finishing...

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History Notes II #01 : Sopraninos
Maison selmer

History Notes II #01: Sopraninos

A very delicate instrument both in its playing approach and in its construction, the sopranino saxophone is the highest pitched voice in the saxophone family. Douglas Pipher opens the second...

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