Distinguished SOTW Member
I just came back from a wedding gig. I played the clarinet and alto sax. To me playing the clarinet is much easier when playing for long periods of time. I feel that the clarinet has lots of resistance when blowing so it's quite forgiving to a tired embouchure. For example when I play a long song with my clarinet even if my face is tired it doesn't affect the tone, intonation so much. But when I'm exhausted and playing my alto, I feel that it's more sensitive different kinds of mistakes.. Don't know how to put this, but that's the best I could explain with my english skills.. So, I kind of like the resistance when playing the clarinet. I'd like to get a same kind of feeling when playing my alto. On clarinet I play a Selmer mpc or a heavily modified Vandoren. On alto I use a Meyer 6M with Vandoren Java 2.5's.