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Importance of lacquer ?

Hello everyone.

I’ve been playing the Alto Saxophone for a year and a half now, I have a used Holton Saxophone which is over 20 years old a the lacquer has almost worn out. I’ve been planning to by a new student Saxophone (conn Selmer AS-710) which is a brand new Saxophone with a full clear lacquer.
Now most of the jazz gigs I’ve been to and most of the professional saxophonist I’ve seen use Saxophones without any lacquer.

So my questions are
1) what is the importance of lacquer to Saxophone? (Does is affect the sound, or is it just for the cool look ?)
2) Is the conn Selmer AS-710 a good Saxophone for a student / beginner ? (It’s definitely in my budget)

Thanks

Violin Volume work

Hi, guys, i would like to advertise some of my Violin compositions, as a self taughted Violinist and composer, inspired mostly by Bach and Paganini, i would like you to criticise, comment but overall enjoy my music. I will upload (maybe endlessly till my dead) little violin pieces in "Violin Volume":

Here my first:
https://musescore.com/user/29631481/scores/5222915

Here my second, and favorite (which also has a piano transcription, Bach seems like style):

https://musescore.com/user/29631481/scores/5224720
https://musescore.com/user/29631481/scores/5225291 (transcription).

My next work (volumen no. 3) is called "Diavolo Capriccioso" and will be an advanced piece for violin, i wish you enjoy all of them

Top-50 jazz sax players

Came across the list of "top 50 greatest jazz saxophone players of all time", thinking that the list is quite good. But I would place Pharoah Sanders at list in the Top-5 (he is in the end of the list, but, in my opinion, that's not right), for me he is one of the best ;Ornette Coleman was really great as well. What you guys think about the list and what changes would you make in it?

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/50-best-jazz-saxophonists/ 

Star Wars

I am a alto sax player, but i don't compose music. i was wondering if any of those in this community were star wars fans and would like to write up a melody for star wars that isn't to hard. not a lot out there for this

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URGENT HELP NEEDED

A group of children want to perform a trio on cello, trumpet and flute. They really need help making the music sheet for Africa by Toto and need some urgent help. If anyone has free time and knows how to write music please help us write an easy version of Africa. Help will be appreciated a lot!