Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:55 AM
Of course, it's very important that your top teeth are biting the mouthpiece, but you don't have to bite too hard. You must be soft and "natural", so, the correct position is the same when you say the "V", for example in the word "volume". When you say the V, your teeth are biting softly the lower lip. For a better sound you can also "smiling" while playing, obviously without showing teeth. One more tip: don't enter too much or too little the embouchure in your mouth, but you have to stay a little before the middle of it.
Guys, if you need some help, call me. Call me also if you want a specific article for the "Front Page News".
There isn't a best reed in general, but for each of us there is a "special" reed or there ARE some reeds that we love. Sax is a very sensible instrument: the smallest variation is enough to change the sound, for example the position of the reed or the weather.
- Generally, there isn't a superior reed.
- We must try different reeds.
- We must understand by ourselves which reed (or reeds) is the best for us.