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Today I was practicing at home, I was experimenting with opening my throat like if I were yawning.

I found out that my sound changed a bit.
I am happy about my tone than I was before.
So I was wondering if I keep playing my alto saxophone with my throat open if it will improve my sound on it.

After doing it, I thought- Ugh! Why was I so close minded about opening my throat!
I realized I was doing it before, but doing it the wrong way, causing my tone to suffer!

Now I do it the right way by opening my throat as If I were yawning.

Im not taking lessons yet.

I learned it from this website:

Now that I know this-

What else should I do to fatten up and darken my tone on saxophone?

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Make sure you aren't doing this too the extreme as it causes a lot of tension in your throat and around it. I find that the best place for me is right at the beginning of a yawn when there is no tension. That's the way I play. If you try to open it more by going to that all out yawn position there is a ton of tension which is a warning in my opinion. You don't want to play with constant tension..............
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