I'm trying to focus on tenor for a while but i can't find a good mouthpiece that is suitable for me. I want to know if there is a small tip that allows me to not change my embouchure a lot. Help please.
Tenor's my Bane, too!I have never had a problem with my alto, soprano, or bari embouchure but have struggled with Tenor and still continue to. I started on Alto 20 years ago & have played tenor for about 13 years, switching to it as my primary for the last 4.
I'm definitely getting there w/ tenor, but still am never as comfortable as on SAB.
Wouldn't it make sense to start with a Meyer 6 on Tenor? All I play anymore are Meyer 6's, HR and Metal, on all the different horns.I am using a Meyer 6 on my alto and using just a Java 2 1/2 reed. I'm trying to focus on my Tenor embouchure for a while but I understand what you means by approaching an instrument as it is my primary.
Wouldn't it make sense to start with a Meyer 6 on Tenor? All I play anymore are Meyer 6's, HR and Metal, on all the different horns.
I can agree that the Meyer 6 on the Tenor is toughest for me too, but I so seldom ever play Tenor that I don't have the money or time to try other mouthpieces. I don't even own a Tenor...It's my experience that meyers don't work all that well on tenors, at least for me. That being said, I have a friend that plays tenor on a medium chamber meyer, and he sounds like he wants to. (And I used to play a link on alto)
All things being equal, a meyer on alto, and a link on tenor is a good place to start.
Not only are there embouchure changes, there are voicing differences, sometimes they seem quite alien from one another. It takes time and practice to be able to manipulate your embouchure AND voicing to adapt to each instrument on the fly.However, after trying this for a bunch of years, I and others have found out that you need to approach each size sax as a unique instrument in order to get the best results. Fingering and articulation can basically be the same, but your embouchure needs to change for each size sax. Same thing with other doubles like clarinet.