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Awesome new instrument, plays and sounds like a sax but fits in your pocket. Easy to learn with tutorial on youtube at
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Saxmonica tips

Posted by Nicholas Millington , Rio Millington, (Creator)

Hi there.

 I have just been explaining to several others whats going on. This is primarily a breathing exercise. As a newbie you have not yet developed your breathing , lungs and mouth muscles. This dosnt happen overnight but it does happen. Try following the basic beat patterns on the app. Jut play with the holes 3 5 and 6. don't plays hole 4 . Your low end scale is 5,6 and 3

Watch the videos where I talk about the beat is the street, You should be able to follow the beat In the low notes and just play around with the lower 3 notes. A common mistake is to try and play a full scale on one breath. this is difficult for new players as your breathing isn't up to scratch Make sure you have full lungs when you start on hole 3 and go up to hole 1, Follow the beat fill your lungs at hole 1 then go back down the scale.

Its important to play to the beat at this stage, so set little patterns.

I.e. 5 5 6 5 5 3

play this to a basic beat, Do it until you feel that beat.

Then try 3 3 5 hold the 5 note for a couple of beats then move into    3 3 2 

at the start of each pattern make sure you fill your lungs.

As you develop your breathing you will find that the Saxmonica reacts very easily . You won't need to breath nearly as hard and slowly but surely you will develop your skills.

At the start your mouth gets pretty tired but this goes away in a few days and muscle takes over. Don't over play it for the first few days.

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      Koen Overdijk on

      I live in the Netherlands. I received a tracking number the 26th of November. Since 2 december 1:22 it says: "The item has been processed in the country of destination"- PostNL International. I called Post NL they did not receive anything, so it is stuck since 2 december by the customs. Nothing happens since then. No idea how long I still have to wait.. ANNOYING!

    2. Tang Siew Wai on

      Any update on my tracking number? I'm from Malaysia

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      Peter Oskam on

      any news for the Netherlands ??? nothing here jet:-(

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      Tim Capper on

      Hi guys - got mine now (NZ) - in time for Christmas - thank you :)