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Fête de la Musique SELMER à Montmartre
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Fête de la Musique SELMER à Montmartre

Saviez-vous que c’est au numéro 4 de la place Charles Dullin, anciennement place Dancourt (Paris 18ème), près de Montmartre que Henri SELMER avait ouvert son tout premier atelier ? C'est...

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History Notes : Numéro de corps
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History Notes: Body number

Do you know the difference between a serial number and a body number? From 1927 to the Balanced Action era, SELMER saxophones had two distinct numbers: one on the bell,...

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Am Stram Gammes, un outil pédagogique ludique et efficace
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Am Stram Gammes, a fun and effective educational tool

Am Stram Gammes is a card game that aims to understand scales and musical culture in a fun way. Developed by clarinetist Claire Feuillette, it allows you to experiment with...

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« En Fanfare » : coup de projecteur sur les Harmonies municipales du Nord
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“En Fanfare”: a hailed movie about amateur orchestras

Three years after "A Triumph", Emmanuel Courcol presents his new film "En fanfare" in official selection at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. A great opportunity to pay tribute to amateur...

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[Savoir-faire] Le bordage des pavillons de saxophone
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[Know-how] The reinforcement ring of saxophone bells

Working in the hammering workshop since 1995, Éric was first a blacksmith before moving into the final bell manufacturing process fifteen years ago.

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History Notes : Mark VI bow variations
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History Notes: Mark VI bow variations

Short bow, long bow, medium bow... You have probably already heard these terms to distinguish Mark VIs according to the length of their bow and bell. Today, Douglas Pipher reveals...

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The Sound and me | Nicki Roman
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The Sound and me | Nicki Roman

Prize-winner at prestigious competitions such as the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Solo Competition, Music Teacher’s National Association Young Artist Solo Competition, William C. Byrd International Competition, Nikci Roman is...

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Hommage à Alexis Gruss, légende du cirque et grand mélomane
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Tribute to Alexis Gruss, circus legend and great music lover

A great figure in the equestrian circus, Alexis Gruss died on April 6 at the age of 79. Circus director, internationally recognized Master Squire, clown, aerialist, but also saxophonist, the...

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Rencontres pédagogiques pour le Saxophone
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Educational meetings for the Saxophone

This event is aimed at all French-speaking teachers, from all regions, all sizes of structures, all musical aesthetics, as well as all students in the process of becoming professional. The...

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History Notes : Saxophone alto au La grave
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History Notes: Low A alto saxophones

Discover the history of the SELMER low A alto saxophone, a rare instrument that has captured the curiosity and fascination of many enthusiasts...

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