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  1. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    I had a great practice session yesterday. I spent an hour playing the minor second between low B-flat and low B like Steve Lacy advocated in the chapter Tight Corners of his book Findings. It was not boring at all. Loud/quiet, vibrato/no vibrato, tonguing/not tonging, etc.; it's all there in the...
  2. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    I play tenor, and I've always had trouble with tone and intonation on high notes (around middle A and up). For a long time I used to bite down on these notes, even though I knew it was a bad habit. I've weaned myself off the biting habit recently and I understand how to get air support from the...
  3. 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...
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