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It's been years since i've played Alto Sax on the regular...(since the bari is so,so alluring...*drool*)

And recently, one of my band director's told me that in order for me to get
better, I'd have to get my mitts on a mouthpiece patch, to warm up my tone..(which I did, and me likey :D)
...stop playing so loud (i play louder than the entire sax section, inside, and on the field *pets the bari sax thankfully*)
but the main suggestion was prevalent at the time and still is, he said not to 'thwack the reed'....

I took from that that he meant that i tongue too hard, and i wouldnt doubt that, but i don't know how to stop it..

My old band director told me to 'really thwack' the reed when i play (i was playing bari at the time) and when i change to alto, the new guy says don't do it... and to say the least...i'm confuddled.:?

My tounge is big and hostile, refuses to play without 'thwacking' somebody help, puhlease!!! :)
DARN YOU! *slaps toungue* OW!
 

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Thanks :) *huggles*
 

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Reedsplinter, you get a huggle too. *huggles*
Quick question: Does tounging syllables have any bearing on my 'thwacking' issues?
I think I was taught to tongue in a "normal" way...I tounge 'too' and the tip of my tongue touches the tip of the reed, y'kno?
would 'doo' or 'dah' make a difference?
 

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Momeijheii said:

Reedsplinter, you get a huggle too. *huggles*
Quick question: Does tounging syllables have any bearing on my 'thwacking' issues?
I think I was taught to tongue in a "normal" way...I tounge 'too' and the tip of my tongue touches the tip of the reed, y'kno?
would 'doo' or 'dah' make a difference?
Seems to me that it might. Try it out! Tonguing with different syllables produces different effects in any case.

Woooo! Them huggles is tingly!:smilebox:
 
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