So then, in your opinion it would be acceptable to try 2M which is roughly a 2.5, but to avoid 2S? I am on 2H filed now, but I would like to drop a strength or two.Agent27 said:They're easier to play, but the tone isn't quite as good and they wear out faster. Many people play on 2.5 and that seems to be the cutoff point. You probably need to do some breathing exercises to increase the amount of air you are capable of putting through the horn.
hmm... yes, I thought the higher ratings on the reeds meant a thicker piece of cane... it takes more pressure to move the thicker cane?jacobeid said:Wait...do you think that the softer the reed is, the thinner it is? All reeds of the same brand are (roughly, since reeds are very inconsistant) the same thickness. Brands rate the strength of their reeds by the amount of pressure it takes to get the reed to vibrate.
Then I might have to practice scales :sleepy2:, or read music :sleepy4:, or do long tones :sad2:!Selmer's_glu said:Do yourself a favor. There are MANY excellent private saxophone instructors, in almost every area of the country, FIND ONE, and take some lessons.
Its the best investment you can make, much better investment than an over-priced horn or mpc.
Take my word for it.