It is a good sobriety check.Carl H. said:Some of us prefer to put the ligature loosely in place before placing the reed on the mouthpiece. Too much potential carnage can be caused by the ligature hitting the end of the reed.
I do this all the time. No worms yet, but I don't live in Florida.Migraine777 said:Side note mom:
DO NOT let the kid leave the reed on the mouthpiece and the mouthpiece on the neck for weeks/months at a time...I'll have to find the link to worms growing on the back of a clarinet reed to scare you out of it...=)
Thanks everyone!!! Yeah....I'm pretty clueless when it comes to insturments He thought the reed had to go inside the mouthpiece, but due to the size I didn't think that was right. Thanks!jazzsax07 said:If you don't know how to insert the reed, I would assume that you are not familiar with how to play the saxophone and in a month could create many bad habits that would be hard to break after lessons begin. Also there is the possibility of doing damage to the instrument in this experimenting.
Just the thoughts of a former band teacher who has had a fair number of students who just couldn't wait for their first lesson.