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  1. Electronic Equipment
    Im in the proces of finding my sound on my alto sax and are currenty using the TE Tuner app for pitch control/awareness, even though I know that in the long run its better to be able to rely on my ears rather than the eyes :) I have just entered the universe of Sigurd Rascher and his...
  2. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hi, After a brief pause of a month or two, I picked up my soprano sax again and encountered a problem I don't remember experiencing before (but don't take my word for it). When playing any note below and including low G, as I try to go down in volume, there is a threshold below which the reed...
  3. Reeds
    I have been playing Rico Select Jazz 2H Filed on an Otto Link STM 7* for quite some time and have been loving the consistently good quality reeds. Recently, however, I have felt like I could use a bit more resistance and bought a box of 3 soft, so not a huge jump in strength. It definitely did...
  4. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    I'm approximately 3.5 years in and I feel like while progression in tone, articulation and control is coming along I still need huge help with my dynamics whilst playing - especially just playing softly. I play with people rarely but enough to always get that look of 'geez, turn it down, man!'...
  5. Electronic Equipment
    Hello, I am trying to get a decent Audio dynamics and effects for my perfomance in live situations, so I am trying to investigate my options, cause I need real processing with NO delay time, to put my sax mic signal thru compresion, eq and effects and get it ready to feed the main audio...
  6. Tips and Techniques
    Playing in a "big band", we need to look "below the notes", at the phrasing and dynamics. This means that we need to be able to play softly (p) and very softly (pp). Looking through the various posts here on SOTW, my impression is that saxophonists are mostly obsessed with VERY LOUD (ff)...
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