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1st off, I play tenor. :treble:

So, I've been taught (by a guy a few years ago who made his alto sound like brass heaven) that if you take your ligature, and turn it upside down (screws would be on the top of the mouthpiece, the reed on the bottom), you reduce that unwanted reedy sound and you can sound darker.

Now, I've done this for a while, and I was wondering if anyone else has seen this to be true. I am curious, because i saw results, and i want to know if it is just what i expect to hear, or if it can actually cut out some of that yucky, reedy sound you dont want to hear in classical music.

I should probably also mention that i play with a leather ligature, single screw, so the shape of the reed does not make much of a difference.
Does this hold true to metal ligatures as well?
 

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Oh!!!
Woa! thats pretty cool!!!
I like rovners (now that i know what they are) even if they do dampen the sound alot.
 

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Screws on the top, screws on the bottom, I've used both kinds of ligatures and haven't heard any real difference.
I've used Rovner ligatures with the bars on top and the bars on the reed. No real difference there either.
But then again I'm getting pretty old and my hearing probably isn't so good anymore...

I think it's all personal preferance. If you like what you hear, stick with it.
Ok!
 
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