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#21 marke

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 05:34 AM

You'll also find if you change to a different mouthpiece with a differnt tip opening, your embouchure muscules will feel fatigued until you are useto it.



#22 Kentagious

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:51 PM

that only happens to me when I up my reed size or change mothpieces.



#23 JKeys007

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Posted 22 June 2015 - 05:46 AM

Well, i believe every saxophone player has that issue.
But its just a simple matter of practice.
A football player or a sprinter get tired after prolonged physical exertion, and your poor lips are no different. But with practice, especially endurance practice, playing many songs consecutively and conditioning such as prolonged circular breathing, have been a serious aid when trying to strengthen your mouth for longer and more powerfull playing sessions
Practising altissimo notes
Circular breathing
And endurance conditioning should do the trick

#24 uncleduk

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 04:29 PM

Good advice, and a good reminder!!



#25 Juan Agustin Garcia Tanco

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:39 AM

Any tips on warming up before playing live?



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 09:18 PM

The left thumb rest is also used as a spot to apply pressure with the left thumb to help keep top of the mouthpiece firm against your top front teeth. Your lower lip acts as a cushion between your bottom front teeth and the reed. The corners of your mouth (sides where top and bottom lips connect) should pull back toward your ears like smiling. Then think of your lips around the mouthpiece like a drawstring closing a pouch. Lots of muscles to exercise and develop.



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Posted 08 October 2015 - 09:23 PM

Warm up:

- Long tones

- Scales

- Interval exercises, for example 3rds in the key of C: C E D F E G F A G B A C B D C   -   Fourths in key of B: B E C# F# D# G# E A# F# B G# C# A# D# B

Full range of the horn, not just one or two octaves.



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Posted 12 October 2015 - 12:03 AM

Thanks for sharing



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:28 PM

The mouth is just like a muscle. The more you use it as part of the embrochure, the more the muscle becomes used to it. So it's just a normal part for beginners. Don't worry about it too much, you will get better  :)






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