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  1. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I was talking about this with a few of my students so I figured I'd ask here - how much does sound matter to you? Specifically, as far as the elements go of your own playing (or playing of someone you enjoy listening to) where does sound/tone rank compared to melodic development, phrasing...
  2. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    hi, Using an older/used reed produces more hissing. However, a thought occured to me: isn't it a good exercise to use an old reed rather than a good one, to be able to produce a good sound without hissing and having a better embouchure? Seems to me that it would enforce proper embouchure; sort...
  3. Bb Soprano
    I have been looking for a certain sound from a reed but wanted advice first. I'm looking for a velvety kind of breathy warm sound. As I'm writing this I realize I should see what the best mouthpiece is for the job too. Right now I'm on a Yamaha 4c (what came with my Yamaha intermediate sop) and...
  4. Ligatures
    Hi, I am going ligature shopping and am considering a Silverstein Ligature to pair with my Meyer 5. From the people who own one in this forum, what do you think about it? Is it worth the premium? Also, how bright are these ligs? I'm looking for a slightly brighter sound, and I just want to...
  5. Jazz and Improvisation
    Hello reader, Lately, I've been realizing that my sound is a bit too bright for my liking. I currently play on a Jody Jazz HR 6M*, Vandoren Java Red 3's, Francois Louis Ultimate lig, and a YAS 62 horn. I'd like to aim for something a bit darker but still edgy enough to cut through a big band. I...
  6. General Discussion
    The more experience I get playing and listening to music the worst I find my own sound Is there a point when you say oh thats good I love this sound I must play like this all the time I find a fault in everthing I play from the reed sounding buzzy to a note not hit dead center the list goes on...
  7. King (HN White)
    Greetings to all: I have owned several King saxophones, and I have found that for me the larger boars have a much fuller sound, comparatively that is. Anyway, I sold my practice horn 1938 Zephyr with original pads to a shop out in Phoenix. I to make the mortgage. Anyway, I just purchase a...
  8. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hello! :) Now that marching season is officially over for me, concert season is just beginning. My school's band has a group where all the best players of each section play harder music in concert season. There are only two baris (me included of course) and I really wanna get in, since only...
  9. Tips and Techniques
    Hi all! How to make your saxophone sound brighter or darker.We'd just add subtitles in our video(you can choose them on settings) named Looking for your Sound, hope would be helpful. Have a nice day!
  10. Selmer (Paris)
    Hey guys :) Sorry in advanced if this becomes long... After playing my series II for 7 years, I've found that it has a stuffy, generic quality to the sound. I didn't notice this much in high school (I mean, any professional horn was amazing compared to my student horn :P), but over the years...
  11. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi there, I asked earlier for giving me suggestion for a tenor saxophone with comfortable ergonomics and fast acting key mechanism as opposed to my Buffet Crampon Super Dynaction that has a stiff key mechanism and ergonomically not as catering as some of the newer designs. I was told a lot of...
  12. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hey guys, I've been having a lot of trouble with my sound lately and I was wondering if I could get some feedback from you guys. It would be greatly appreciated. The audio clip I posted is just some random improv of me playing over a mixolydian b6 mode that I was messing around with, nothing...
  13. Eb Alto
    Hi my sax teacher for jazz recently told me that I play with a "Cool School Jazz" tone. What does this mean and what are some good players to listen to that also play my style? Thanks
  14. High School and College
    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...
  15. Alto mpc
    Hi all, I am wanting to switch from a metal mouthpiece to an ebonite mouthpiece, and I'm not sure what to get. I currently play on a Berg Larsen with a VERY wide tip opening. I want to retain some of the volume of this mouthpiece, but want a softer, breathier sound that is easier to control...
  16. Altissimo and Multiphonics
    So I've been stuck with overtones for a long time. In particular the High D and above. I was just looking for any suggestions on how to get those out without cheating. I've tried a whole lot when it come to overtones and I can't seem to get the higher ones out. Anything would be extremely...
  17. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Long story short, I was not happy with my current mouthpiece, after 1.5 years and love at the first sight, I decided that our relationship was not working out. Ponzol SS is a great mouthpiece but for my physiology I never could really find a way to pitch and focus the sound with it without...
  18. Bb Tenor
    I currently play tenor in my high schools band and in a quartet. Recently I've been noticed my sound getting worse instead of better. I play on a size 4 blue box with a Vandoren TL3 optimum The problem with my sound is it squeaks/cracks quite a bit. I've never really had this problem before...
  19. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hi guys, Like most sax players, over the past few years I've spent a lot of time thinking about tone production and getting the best tone possible that suits my concept. I play alto and used to try go for more of a tenor sound. More recently I have embraced some more brighter alto sounds but my...
  20. Electronic Equipment
    Hi Everyone, Audio Card setup? I play saxophone and would like to arrange music on Sibelius, assign some sounds, then record a sax line on top. I am about to buy a new PC desktop just for recording music and I'm not sure how to set it up. I currently use a 6 channel...
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