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  1. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hello everybody, I'm new in the forum. I started saxophone playing classical music, then I stopped and now I'm learning jazz saxophone. In particular, I've changed my way of playing: I don't roll my lower lip over my teeth as I did before, and I try to play without too much tension in my facial...
  2. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    Hi all, This is my first time posting, although I've thought about it for a long time. I haven't been able to find a thread with exactly the same problem as mine, but apologies if this is repetitive of another post. I have jaw pain while I play my tenor sax. It's more of a buildup of pressure...
  3. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hi all, I'm looking for advice on a problem I've been dealing with for a while. To begin, I suppose I'll tell you a little of my background to possibly help you to understand why I'm facing my current situation, which I'll explain. I'm a classical saxophonist and have been playing for about 13...
  4. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hey all! I'm writing this post because I'm on winter break and just wanted a few opinions before I address my professor with my thoughts. So two semesters ago I found out I was biting too hard. I had a mouthpiece pitch of a C instead of the ideal A. So I sorta fixed it by dropping my jaw and...
  5. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    So I've been playing clarinet for a total of three days now for HS concert band. Last night I practiced for about half an hour, and I woke up this morning with this aching pain in my jaw, in the fleshy part just beneath my chin and above my neck (underneath my tongue?). it especially hurts to...
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