jazz, rock, funk, fusion and gospel on tenor, alto and soprano
I have a book of Michael Brecker solo transcriptions that includes a whole page full of multiphonics fingerings. I am an experienced jazz performer on both alto and tenor. I can play a full chromatic octave of altissimo with ease, and yet I struggle to get most of the multiphonics suggested in the Brecker book to sound. I'm currently using an Otto Link hard rubber Tone Edge mouthpiece (6), and I've tried the regular Vandoren (blue box) reeds, V 16's and the ZZ Jazz reeds (strength 2 1/2 to 3 1/2). Could it be that I need a different mouthpiece to get multiphonics? Perhaps a metal mouthpiece would help? any recommendations? Please do not attempt to help with this question unless you are personally skilled at performing multiphonics, as I believe you can't lead someone to a place you've never been.