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  1. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    A thread to compile useful tone producing exercises. Obviously there is no best, that word´s just there as a hook. I,ve been very pleased with playing lower register notes with the octave key pressed. For instance play slow quavers from F down to Bb thus, F2 F1 E2 E1 Eb2 Eb1 D2 D1 (fingered...
  2. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    There are heaps of mouthpieces modeled on the vintage Meyers but are there any modeled on the other classic, the soloist? I predominantly play Alto on a vintage soloist with a .82 opening and I absolutely love the dark sound with edge, that it manages to get. Many people say this is the really...
  3. Clarinet
    Hi guys, I've done a quick search of the forum and was surprised that I couldn't find anything on this topic, so I thought I'd pose the question... How can I get a good sound from the throat notes, if this is even possible?! I know these notes are notoriously difficult to get sounding good, but...
  4. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    Hi to all: Im new here and Im a singer and a sax player. Im a classical singer, doing baroque, renaissance, and Medieval songs. In my last album I invited a friend of mine, Nelson Rangell, who Im sure many of you may already know. I love playing sax too. And I've been doing it for at leas 18...
  5. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Recently, as my instructor has pointed out, I am having throat issues. He noticed that I tend to dramatically adjust my throat depending on which register I am playing in. For some reason, this really seems to affect playing my G (:space5:). It usually happens when I am coming to it from a...
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