SeaWind Artist David Beecroft

Its a real pleasure to have David Beecroft endorsing our saxophones.

Check out his web site at:  http://www.beecroft.de/

David will be hosting a 2 day master class in February. If you happen to be in Berlin, check him out.

Masterclass on Sound & Time v02 p1

 

New Gale Force Alto Necks now in!

The new SeaWind Gale Force Alto Saxophone necks are a new concept in neck design. The proprietary alloy tenons (patent pending), allows for the saxophone to be more resonant and free blowing, especially in the high range from palm D and up. The altissimo notes lock right in and sound very full.

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Check them out: Gale Force Alto Necks

The New Gale Force Saxophone Necks

The new SeaWind Gale Force Tenor Saxophone necks are a new concept in neck design. The proprietary alloy tenons (patent pending), allows for the saxophone to be more resonant and free blowing, especially in the high range from palm D and up. The altissimo notes lock right in and sound very full.

I love the new Gale Force Saxophone Necks. Super resonant and free-blowing, especially in the high register and altissimo. Highly recommended!
-Phil Dwyer

Check them out at:Gale Force Tenor Necks

Seawind cases now on sale for the summer.

Check out our great contoured cases that come with our saxophones. Now on sale for the summer. Get one while quantities last.

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http://www.seawindmusic.com/our-products/tenor-case/

http://www.seawindmusic.com/our-products/alto-case/

Monthly Contest: Name That Song.

This months song is pretty tough!! Send us your best guess to video@seawindmusic.com

Got A Sticky G#?

Saxophone players have been struggling with the sticky G# problem forever. There has been many so called solutions such as adding a helper spring to bring up the key, non-stick powders, non-stick pads and so on. Yes, they do help, but why not just solve the problem before it sticks? For years I have been putting a wedge in to hold down the low Bb key. This in turn keeps the G# open to dry when I am not playing my horn. Its simple!! Let it dry open like the rest of the upper and lower stack keys, and it will not stick!

You can use anything really. Originally I used cork, but it kept breaking down, so I found fuel line hose from the local auto supply store works great. I cut a little notch in it to fit the key perfectly. This seems to last for years.

Remember the pad needs to be clean, and in good shape of course. Try it, you will like it!!

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SeaWind CD Giveaway.

Send us a video of you trying one of our horns and we will mail you a copy of the Juno nominated cd “Look For The Silver Lining” featuring myself and Don Thompson and post your video on our Facebook page. Ask for our horns at Long & McQuade, Tom Lee Music, Valley Wind & Reed (Kelowna). If your local retailer doesn’t have horns in stock ask the band instrument manager to bring one in for you to try.

Email your videos (along with your mailing address) to: video@seawindmusic.com.

SeaWind saxophones, we’re sure that if you try them you’ll love them as much as I do.

Phil Dwyer

Silver Lining CD

Monthly Contest: Name That Song

Ok, last months was pretty tough!. Congratulations to Jon Challoner in guessing lasts months song “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most”.

Here’s this months song and good luck! Please send your best guess to video@seawindmusic.com

Have you tried a Seawind lately?

Here’s a clip of David Beecroft trying Phil’s tenor in Berlin.

 

Europe trip

I have been traveling in Europe for the last two weeks. So far my stops have been in York (UK), London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris and now I am in Berlin. It’s been great to go to the different cities and show people the SeaWind tenor, and let them hear it in action as I have done several performances. I went to some amazing saxophone shops as well and met a lot of great musicians, as well as catching up with some old friends. Well known saxophone stylist James Carter gave my tenor a good workout at Sax.co.uk in London and really liked it (I was surprised he admitted that because I think he endorses a rival company!). I played a concert in Denmark with 4 great women saxophonists including well-known Copenhagen musicians Pernille Bévort and Maria Faust. In London I did a show with a great local tenor player Dave O’Higgins, and even though Dave is a dyed in the wool Conn 10-M man, he had to admit the SeaWind was a pretty great axe. In Paris I played with the legendary drummer John Betsch, and halfway through the first set who should walk in but Rick Margitza! What a treat to have Rick join us for most of the second set. I have always loved his tenor playing and he was sounding better than ever. Looking forward to meeting with saxophone retailers in Berlin the next few days and playing Wed/Thurs night here. Then I’ll be heading back home to get ready for a cross-Canada tour with Laila Biali, a few Bridge Quartet gigs and a performance of my orchestral piece Changing Seasons in Saskatoon. I guess that’s all for now. Phil