No, your sound is good. Work on phrasing and timing and don't worry about the setup at this stage: just think about the music.Hello, i have recently tried a new setup for my Bari and i cant tell whether it is too bright for jazz or not or whether i should change it for my Region jazz audition.
Nope. I think it will make it worse. Sounds counter-intuitive, I know, but a softer reed will force you to relax the embouchure and lower the pitch in the upper register -- otherwise you'll squeeze it off and the palm keys won't speak. That will have the effect of broadening your tone, and make the horn more responsive on the bottom.I really enjoy my setup right now, the low end is insanely powerful. Do you think moving up a reed strength would help the tuning?
I think possible that depends why you are flat. If it's because you are slackening of the reed, or blowing hard without diaphragm support then yes, a harder reed might help (not necessarily as a cure though, more a band-aid). However it could be that you need more flexibilty to bring those notes up, in which case a softer reed could help.Unless you're playing flat in the palm keys, in which case, a harder reed might help. FWIW, you're going sharp, and going down in reed strength will help that.