Only partly true. You actually "tune" by how you play, using your ear.sycc said:You tune the saxophone by the position of the mouthpiece on the cork. Push mouthpiece on farther if you are flat. Pull mouthpiece out if you are sharp.
I'm sure that may be very useful, but have you thought of using punctuation or spell checking?altobariguy said:hey this isent going to help much. when u play in tune you will just feel it it will hit the right pitch and youl just go awwww. and know. sence ur a new it will be hard but after u play for a while uwill get better at telling. when u play at school or something the director will proboly tune u on a concert Bb (which is a g on alto and a c on tenor) when he does that push or pull your mouthpiece on or off to lenthin or shortin the instriment. hope i helped
...Dear Peter, thanks for pointing out his errors but I think it would be quite nice to have heard your thoughts on the actual matter. I am a big fan of yours although you don't know it and I have gained an awful lot from your www.petethomas.co.uk website over the years more so in the last 2. Francis (My 4seasonsband leader) often complains when we play that my sax is slightly out of tune but I never seem to get what he means and even pulling the mouthpiece slighty out or in on the cork never seems to make much of a difference (as most books suggest) most times. Anyway, we went to the studio on 25th of July 2011 to record a song as a memorial to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the USA and while in that recording studio, my apparently being out of tune became evermore so obvious even to me and the most frustrating part was my sax not responding to any remedies I tried to effect. That's why I googled this phrase and landed here. My sax is a black lacquered Trevor James, The Horn classic. Please advise me. Thanks! The track we recorded is titled "Where were you?" and it will be a free download and should be available really soon.I'm sure that may be very useful, but have you thought of using punctuation or spell checking?