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  1. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    It improves air support, low note production, note visualization, fingering and many other aspects of playing.
  2. Tips and Techniques
    Hi friends. I'm pleased to say I recently set out to learn how to circular breathe, and I got the hang of it sooner than I'd anticipated. < /brag > But now I am trying to fine-tune the practice, in two specific arenas. I'd love any feedback from experienced circular breathers. 1. How does one...
  3. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hi, I just wanna know if any of you has had this experience, The tenor is currently my main horn, and I have great domain through all the range of the horn, etc. But when I go to play Alto or Soprano and blow a few bars I feel winded, like if I was trying to blow a wall down, I don't know if...
  4. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    I play tenor, and I've always had trouble with tone and intonation on high notes (around middle A and up). For a long time I used to bite down on these notes, even though I knew it was a bad habit. I've weaned myself off the biting habit recently and I understand how to get air support from the...
  5. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    I play alto sax and bassoon equally, but I find myself to be inherently flat in the upper registers on both instruments. I try to play with an "ay" or "ee" tongue position as I get higher but it does little, leading me to suspect air support may be the main issue. Are there any tests or...
  6. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    I just recently switched to bari sax about a month and a half ago I sounded pretty well. The setup is a selmer arist sax with a selmer s80 c** mouthpice & ligature combo. But ever since we started christmas in concert band, I can barely hold a note for longer than 3 1/2 measures. This really...
  7. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Recently, my teacher made me play at my loudest volume all the time The reason being that I don't use enough air At first it was hard and the tone was wonky But after just 3 days I already feel positive differences, my tone is more fat, notes are way more in tune, playing louder is less of a...
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