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Hi,

I'm making a lot of progress with tone by practicing with a towel in the bell but now i sound i bit to fat. I also want to be able to get a sound something like this.(Especially herbie stewart and zoot sims sound great)
I sound a bit like them but then i sound very weak and thin.
Does anyone have any advice?

Thank you^^
 

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Let me rephrase the question: How can I sound soft without sounding thin and weak?
 

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I don't know what your setup is but you might try using a harder reed.
 

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I don't know what your setup is but you might try using a harder reed.
I wanted to add it the first post but i forgot but: I don't want to talk about setup^^. It's not my gear
 

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nevermind
 

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Embouchure/voicing. You want a "covered" sound. Damping more of the reed with your lower lip will give you that covered "subtone" sound over the whole range of the horn.
 

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Take the towel out of the bell???
 

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Embouchure/voicing. You want a "covered" sound. Damping more of the reed with your lower lip will give you that covered "subtone" sound over the whole range of the horn.
thanks!
 

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..i still "depend " on gear!!! a great tool ive found is the goodson neck nib.... really concentrates the sound giving more punch to my "weak" mouthpieces (i.e. brillhart tonalin...etc.)
 

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I can get a fat sound but i have trouble filling out a soft type of sound
 

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You should give it a try. Put a towel in the bell and then try to get a normal tone. Then remove it. You should immediately hear the difference. It works a bit like running with weights around your feet. When you remove then you'll feel really light/fast.
 
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