Is it possible to affect the temperature of the air coming out of your mouth into the horn? Ice cube under your tongue???:?camry said:Some people said that the air blows out from the mouth when playing sax is cool. However, someone think that it is more prefered to use warm air in playing low register. Is it true?
I believe you are correct. The "cool" sensation of focused air has to do with the velocity, similar to the way standing in front of a window fan feels cooler than standing in front of an open window. More air speed means more evaporation of moisture from the skin's surface and that lowers the surface temperature.It's more a mental thing, the air itself is probably of the same temperature.
... but stick a thermometer in front and the temperature will be the same. But somebody could design a pedal you press to squirt crushed ice into your mouth to hit a low Bb. Last note you'll ever play!dirvin said:I think that "Toot Sweet" is right. It is more of a voicing thing.
Think of what you do to fog up a mirror or piece of glass. You don't just blow on it. You open your throat wide and breathe "warm" air on it.
Now do the same thing when playing on the low end....