The Saxophone and the Saxophone Player: Linda Bilyeu aka Sunshine625
1. The Saxophone;
2. The Saxophone-player;
3. Linda Bilyeu aka Sunshine625
4. Linda's favourite music for romantic love, sensual love, raw sadness, anger, nostalgia plus one specific memory.
Some members of the Saxophone Family: Sopranino-, Soprano-, Alto-, Tenor-, Baritone Saxophone:
Listen to the SOPRANINO Saxophone
Listen to the SOPRANO saxophone
Listen to the ALTO saxophone
Listen to the TENOR saxophone
Listen to the BARITONE saxophone
Listen to the CONTRABASS saxophone
Listen to a Saxophone CHOIR (ensemble)
And let's not forget about Sam Butera on the Tenor Saxophone (especially for MickeySr)
Although saxophones with their conical bore and apparently complicated keys (pad cups) are mostly made of brass often plated with silver, gold, or nickel, they are woodwind instruments because sound is produced by an oscillating (single) reed and not by the player's lips.
The saxophone is a ‘young’ music instrument, invented in 1846 by the Belgian flutist and instrument maker, Adolphe Sax. It was originally designed for military bands, but after modifications by numerous developers it eventually became one of the most popular instruments in almost all kinds of bands and orchestras. It is popular in classical orchestras as well as in jazz, blues, soul, reggae, ska and funk bands. Of all instruments, the saxophones come closest to the sound of the adult human voice.
The saxophone family is composed of the Sopranissimo-, Sopranino-, Soprano-, Alto-, Tenor-, Baritone-, Bass-, Contrabass- and Subcontrabass saxophones. Each saxophone has a range of two and a half octaves. The fingering for the saxophone is very similar to the recorder, oboe, flute and the upper register of the clarinet. Although it is much easier to learn, it is too large to be handled accurately by young children. Therefore children normally start music tuition on a recorder, flute or clarinet until they are about twelve years old. Mastering only one of the saxophones in the family enables a musician to play all the other saxophones depending on the requirements of specific bands/orchestras. A range of mouthpieces, producing more or less piercing tones, are designed to suit the requirements of specific bands and orchestras. In a symphonic orchestra the main purpose of the saxophone is to blend the woodwind- and the brass sections.
The saxophone provides ‘freedom’ to woodwind players and appeals to individualists who pursue independent thought and actions.
Music for the Alto Saxophone
The Saxophone Player
Because the saxophone is so easy to play it appeals to musicians with a variety of other interest. Saxophonists in the orchestra are often labeled as ‘absent-minded’; preoccupied with something else they tend to get lost in their thoughts. “Casual" is however a better description for these versatile people; they just don’t focus on imponderables. They are happy and gregarious, everybody’s friend and seldom trapped in close relationships. Their wit and sense of humor make them popular and without much ado the center of attraction – “...the cool people that everyone wanted to hang out with.”
Saxophone players are improvisers. They can solve a problem without even realizing it. Everything seems to be ‘easy’ for them. They are natural leaders but apparently totally unaware of their leadership qualities, or not at all concerned about it.
An updated edition of the definitive guide to choosing the right instrument to unlock a child's musical potential...
- A music instrument suits a specific personality – ...
Nine children out of ten could succeed in learning how to play a music instrument if they chose an instrument that suits their personality.
Saxophone music goes with Romance
Linda Bilyeu aka Sunshine625
Looking for the musician in Linda Bilyeu aka Sunshine625 I could clearly see a saxophone player. She is distinguishable a gregarious person in many ways, inter alia as the establisher of a group for hubbers in Facebook. She manages this group spontaneously in a consistent manner regardless of matters that would force the average person into a state of social isolation.
True to her pseudonym, Sunshine's positive attitude and enthusiasm about life and all its challenges are contagious. Her hubs are powerful boosters, swinging a reader’s mood instantly from negative to positive and even from positive to hyper-positive. Her guide-to-a-positive-Attitude and numerous lists of DO’s and Don't Do’s are highly recommended reads, oozing with energy. “I happen to have the gift of gab. I also have a short attention span. With these two qualities you never know what kind of hub I will be creating next...” says Linda about herself.
She is well known as THE advocate in Hubpages for colon and prostate cancer.
Since Linda joined HubPages more than two years ago, recognized as one of the Top New Hubbers of 2011, she was the winner of the –
- 2011 Hubbie Award for"Most Likely To Go Viral",
- 2012 Hubbie Award for "Most Helpful Hubber" and
- SILVER for "Best All-Around Hubber"
As part of her audition for musicianship in the Hubville Symphonic Wind Orchestra I have asked Linda to submit a few songs she associates with specific emotions.
And here she is, presenting her choices ~
In my opinion romance is overrated. Too much pressure. Perfection is expected. Then along comes this duet by Tim & Faith and it makes us go awwwww! If this beautiful couple of country music crooners could give us 3:42 of pure romance, then there is still hope left that I could appreciate romance. Maybe. Who knows.
Oh my. I think the words to this song speak for themselves. I almost feel like I'm invading a private rendezvous when I listen to this song, yet I keep listening. How could I not? Marvin's sultry voice was a gift that was taken away from us too soon, but his music will always live on. I hope you enjoy this sensual song as much as I do.
The majority of us in one way or another had/have an addiction of some sort. Some addictions are harmful, some are harmless. As an addictive person, I'll admit I'm guilty as charged. Yet, my addictions are harmless. Most of them are. I am addicted to power tools also. We all hope that there is someone who comes along to help us control our addictions. Keith Urban's addictions were harmful to his health. He was spiralling downwards which was heartbreaking to his fans. Luckily he was blessed with an amazing wife who had his back. He expressed his gratitude to Nicole Kidman with this song. It continues to make me sad, yet happy. This song is a mixture of emotions.
It's a rare occasion for me to feel anger because I'm too busy feeling other useful emotions. Yet, when I feel anger I get fired up. Yes, even Sunshine could get pissed off. This song by Eminem is filled with anger, yet it has the opposite effect on me. It gives me strength, drive, motivation and keeps me grounded. It helps soothe my anger after listening to it a few times. I think the most I had to listened to it was 10x before I calmed down. Hey, it's cheaper than a therapist.
Whenever I'm in a nostalgic kind of mood I listen to the Bee Gees. How could I not? The Brothers Gibb made a huge impact on my teen years. Even though Barry is the only brother who remains, their music continues to be their gift to us. Stayin' Alive reminds me of the wise quote by Oscar Wilde “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
ONE SPECIFIC MEMORY:
ONE SPECIFIC MEMORY:
We all thrive on sunshine. The rays of sunlight make us happy and thankful for another day. I remember the first time I heard this song by Johnny Cash. I was on a picnic with my family and we were all soaking up the sun. On this sunshine-filled day my daughter told me that I was going to be a grandmother. I was elated. Faith entered my life in 2006. Her little sister Lily joined our family in 2013. You are my Sunshine is our signature song.
"If I knew it was going to be this much fun, I would have become a Grandparent first" - Willard Scott.
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Thank you Sunshine625!
The fact that you are able to connect your emotions to specific songs is a quality in your favor and will certainly ensure your success as a musician in Hubville Symphonic Wind Orchestra. To make your audition for Saxophone player an unforgettable experience you'll have to play the most famous "The Pink Panther Theme" written by Henry Mancini.
The tenor saxophone soloist in this video is Don Menza (born April 22, 1936), an American saxophonist, arranger, composer, session musician, and jazz educator who has been inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame In 2005.
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