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Hi. This issue has been discussed here many times and there are various views on the "right" way. If you use the search function above you will find lots of material. Good luck! :)

In truth, though, your best option in trying to establish good technique in basic areas such as embouchure, breathing, tonguing, fingering, posture etc etc is to get yourself a teacher for at least a few lessons to get you started. Some of the issues involved are much better dealt with in person.
 

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Teal is a very good book, but not definitive IMO. There's a very interesting book (sadly out of print now but around on ebay) by Ben Davis called "The Saxophone - a Comprehensive Course" - he discusses some other types of embouchure (there are some extracts on my site on the embouchure page).

I agree with Rooty very much about getting a teacher - there are so many opinions floating around in forums it's easy to get confused. Find a good teacher who will work out what's best for you and your music. Good luck.
 
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