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  1. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hi y'all and happy new year full of good vibes! last week I went to Europe's biggest music shop to try out some stuff. As soon as I tested the Jody Jazz Super Jet I was in love head over heals. The sound, the power, the grit, the response, the altissimo just freaking pops out effortless. Phew...
  2. Electronic Equipment
    I was trying to reply to this old thread: https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?20772-Harmony-processor&highlight=harmony+effects and it seems that post never went through. So I am going to repost as a new topic in the hope it will go... I am in a band (what else is new) and am the...
  3. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Correct me if I am wrong but the concert pitch of the soprano sax mouthpiece is a C correct? Because when I play on the mouthpiece respectively I play an F# with embouchure and a D without an embouchure. Currently using a Rousseau Nc4 mpc with daddario 3.5 reed. Update:Thanks for the feedback, I...
  4. Tips and Techniques
    I found this app that records your playing and places the tune on a spectrum that allows you to evaluate your tuning over the whole recording. It is an Android app called "Vocal Pitch Monitor". I have worked with a tuner but when I check my tuning note by note I tend to play to the tuner needle...
  5. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Dear fellow sax players, is it possible to match every sax note with a frequency approximately ? The sax set up, i.e. will be an alto saxophone (non lacquer,plastic mp,brass ligature,2.5 blue box reed),and the tuner will be adjusted on 440 Hz. Is it somewhere any chart for this? My aim is, to...
  6. Acoustics
    Hey gang, I desperately hope someone can help me with this. I have an audition on Monday and my high G and middle D (both using the octave key) start nice but then drop pitch to low G and low D. It sounds awful. I have had three reputable technicians in Atlanta look at the horn and they say...
  7. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I recently had a major breakthrough! I bought a very nice VI, a tenor in the 90K serial range with great original lacquer back in January. I did a record, my first and struggled with pitch. My ears are very sensitive to intonation and I just felt nervous and uncomfortable throughout the...
  8. Multi Sax!
    Let me apologize right now if this question has been posed before, I did a 'Finding Pitch' search and got over 300 'hits'. I have a York sop on eBay that does not have a pitch identifier (L or H). A potential buyer is asking about the pitch. Because Amanda is not here I have been trying to...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Not sure if this is the right place for a kind of daft question, but here goes... We did an open air gig tonight for Santa Claus and his reindeer coming into town. Great atmosphere and the kids loved it. However both myself on tenor and colleague on alto and soprano could not get up to...
  12. General Discussion
    Hello everybody I just got an SML Alto sn 11xxx, I am pretty happy with sound and intonation but when I I've tuned with my trio, I had the feeling that the pitch is a bit low, and I can't reach the perfect pitch even if I push the moutpiece (Vandoren Java A55) to the very end. What can I do...
  13. General Discussion
    First off, I match my C2 to a D on the piano. However when I play the alternate fingering of the C2 (the C1 fingering with the addition of the octave key), I get close to a D#/Eb. Does anyone know what might be causing this? EDIT: My bad, I was supposed to match it with the D#/Eb. Nevermind
  14. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hello SOTW Community, I'd like to share with you a project I recently finished. Drone Tones is a collection of drones in each pitch of the chromatic scale tuned to A = 440 Hz. The collection of sounds are intended as a practice aid for woodwinds, brass , strings, vocalists, and any other...
  15. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Whenever I have blown into an alto mouthpiece, of varying tip sizes with different strengths of reeds, I have never been able to reach the desired "A" pitch without biting to an extent that is uncomfortable. I have experimented with every embouchure, tongue, and thoat configuration that I can...
  16. Acoustics
    Several threads on SOTW have discussed the "pitch slotting" property of certain saxophone models (i.e. the tendency to resist pitch adjustments away from the fingered pitch). I have chosen to create a new "slotting" thread because previous discussions veered away from the topic or were focused...
  17. Bb Soprano
    Hello all, I recently got a 1924 King Soprano from ebay for a steal. Just took it to the shop and was fixed up very well except for one problem: it plays extremely flat. I've been experimenting with reeds with not much change. With the mouthpiece I have (an elkhart that I don't know the facing...
  18. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hi folks, i have a couple of questions for everybody but especially for someone who has a reference note in their head. I want to have a "reference note" my self although i am not sure whether it is possible. So from there i can go further to learn relative pitch. I dont know if that is...
  19. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    I started again on concentrating on my intonation some time ago. And it was very frustrating. To do this, I started to work with tuners. What I realise is, that there are pitch deviations (?) which my tuner shows, but which I don't hear. The area of plus/minus 10 Cents I am not able to hear. I...
  20. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    I started to concentrate on my intonation again a few weeks ago. (I have been playing for over 20 years and used to think my intonation is not too bad...) Up to that I was mainly concerned with my tone, which I am quite comfortable with and get often compliments for. I am going for a deep, low...
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