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I have played tenor forever, but took up soprano just a few months ago. I have practiced when I could find the time, and Im beginning to like what I hear... What do YOU think? Any experienced soprano players out there who can give me some advice?

I threw in a little bari on the end of the recording.....I shouldnt....:D

Click on the song: "impro sop bari"
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The recording quality seem kinda low but you sound great.
 

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Nice job! I like the fact your soprano sounds like a sax and not a oboe.
 

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patseguin said:
The recording quality seem kinda low but you sound great.
Thaks alot... The quality is fixed now....
 

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saxmanglen said:
Nice job! I like the fact your soprano sounds like a sax and not a oboe.
hehe.... If I wanted that I would buy a oboe...but I dont want that!
Thaks man!
 

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Intonation problems on soprano

I went from 3,5 reeds to 2,5 and that made intonation on the high notes easier...really struggeled earlier. I have quite a big tip opening on my mouthpiece. Maybe I should have chosen smaller.... One thing I also noticed when I started playing soprano was that the fear of intonation problems itself created problems... I try to say to myself that I will hit the tones spot on...and it kind of helps...I think....you decide....
But anyway...I have leared that the soprano is WAY more difficult than the tenor to play.....
 

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I went from 3,5 reeds to 2,5 and that made intonation on the high notes easier...really struggeled earlier. I have quite a big tip opening on my mouthpiece. Maybe I should have chosen smaller.... One thing I also noticed when I started playing soprano was that the fear of intonation problems itself created problems... I try to say to myself that I will hit the tones spot on...and it kind of helps...I think....you decide....
But anyway...I have leared that the soprano is WAY more difficult than the tenor to play.....
I love the way you are playing similar lines to what you play on the tenor. It sounds "bouncy" and rythmical which makes a change for sop players. (hence the oboe comment)

IMHO too many soprano players go for the long note "kenny G;) " soaring/floating feel which is way overdone, so congratulations.
 

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Sounds much better Mark. You have a great unique sound. Is that attributable to the bari mouthpiece or just your style?
 

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Sounds much better Mark. You have a great unique sound. Is that attributable to the bari mouthpiece or just your style?
thanks a lot!
I really dont know, but I first used the original Yamaha mouthpiece wich I didnt like at all then I tried a beechler metal. With that one I really struggeled on the high notes and the low notes was so hard to do. I find the Bari mouthpiece very easy to play, almost as easy as a JodyJazz DV I tried about a month ago but the price stopped me from getting that one....

I think I let quite a lot of air flow "around" the mouthpiece and that could make my sound differ from others, but Im not sure.. I use a big opening, *68 and a rather small reed, 2.5 rico's

Im very glad to hear that you like my sound, it gives me confidence.:)
 

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markVIinNorway said:
I have leared that the soprano is WAY more difficult than the tenor to play.....
Yes, agreed! I still struggle with it myself...

But you have got a nice sound, great playing!
Some nice baritone playing as well. :)

Cheers,
Wim
 
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