I'm looking for tenor sax mouthpieces that tend to play flat! Help me out boys, I'm running out of cork here...
Are you playing the same Holton that you posted about in 9-10-2011?I'm looking for tenor sax mouthpieces that tend to play flat! Help me out boys, I'm running out of cork here...
Mine says 8108... G# and high D trill, no fork F, palms keys up to F, no keyed f#. This is a Bb tenor and the sound is beautiful and clear, it has a certain tinge to it that I love. I got the action tuned up(as much as is possible on such an old horn), and it plays great. Having trouble with altissimos with no fork key, though. How old is it, then?
You don't have to go to the "rolled out lower lip" to change your embouchure and voicing to achieve a lower pitch. I described above how in the last few years my mouthpiece position on baritone has moved in close to a half inch (no change in the mouthpiece, horn, or type of reed) just due to my re-engaging with tone building exercises. I have not changed my basic embouchure; I still use the standard "lower lip roughly bisected by the plane of the lower teeth" embouchure.When you extend the lower lip out under the reed, this automatically loosens it while it gives you a fatter tone.
No, the problem is that the MP is too far out, thus not mechanically stable, not that the long shank interferes with things.if the horn in question is a very old one and OP is attempting to play with any modern long shanked mouthpiece (even the ubiquitous Selmer S80) these have a shank too long.
A stumpy like an old French mouthpiece od a Conn Eagle will bring back things in proportion.
I think we have a miscommunication here.exactly if the shank of a mouthpiece is too long it will hang too far out or, if pushed far enough not to hang, it will be too sharp