makemyday said:Come on guys, there is definitely something wrong here. If a soprano is out of tune, it should be SHARP, not FLAT. Really.
I'm not entirely sure that makemyday's statement was meant to be taken seriously.Dr G said:Why?
Yes, except that on a saxophone, if there are sharp notes, it's better for them to be at the low end of the horn. If you have a problem that your high notes are flat, tune to a high note. Your low notes will then be sharp and this is better than low notes in tune and high notes sharp.Ari said:Most guitar players will tell you that you can get away with being a little sharp but a little flat will always get you noticed (in a bad way).
I would disagree with that. It is harder for me to coax a wayward note in tune with a hard reed. I have worked towards playing with softer reeds as I find them more flexible for bending notes and getting them in tune with whoever or whatever I'm playing with.Ari said:I think most of the players on the forum realize that the emboucher has to be tighter on the smaller saxes. If you're playing a 1.5 reed on a sop then you are just asking for trouble (with allowances for new students working up to a stiffer reed)