How do you make a saxophone sound smooth?

How do you make a saxophone sound smooth?

On Saxophone Tone:

  1. Bottom lip position is important. Think the word “Victory”, or the letter “F” to see how much (or little) bottom lip is placed over the bottom teeth.
  2. “Hot air plays the Saxophone; Cool air plays the Flute.”
  3. Keep your throat open – same way as when you burp – and push the warm air through.

Why does my alto sax sound fuzzy?

Registered. Recently I’ve been playing and noticed that my tone’s kinda fuzzy. I don’t know how to explain it, also another way to say it is it sounds as if there’s spit in my sax, but I’ve swabbed it a good 4 times. Help?

How do you spit less when playing sax?

Even thinking about food or smelling food can start up excess salivating. while playing, so its a good idea to swallow. It can also help to have a bottle of water handy, and take a sip of water every few minutes while playing, as this washes down extra spit.

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How can I improve my alto sax?

Six Tips for Playing the Saxophone

  1. Practice Your Breathing. Not only does playing the saxophone require more breath than most instruments, but the flow of breath needs to be constant.
  2. Practice Consistently (and Often)
  3. Stick With a Position.
  4. Don’t Forget the Dynamics.
  5. Choose Reeds Carefully.
  6. Take Care for Your Saxophone.

Why does my saxophone sound Spitty?

In the most cases, this “spitty” sound is caused by a buildup of excess moisture produced by blowing hot air into your instrument. A classic way to eliminate built-up condensation from your saxophone is simply to create a tight seal around the mouthpiece and to suck all moisture out.

Why is my saxophone Airy?

An airy sound is usually caused by a reed which is either too hard or unbalanced. Less often, an improper placement of the reed or ligature on the mouthpiece, a poor embouchure, a low-quality mouthpiece, or a broken octave mechanism may cause airiness.

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How do I get rid of the airy sound on my alto sax?

Try placing your reed higher or lower on the mouthpiece, and see if that makes a difference. Also make sure that the sides of the reed are aligned with the sides of the flat section of the mouthpiece. Failing to do so will cause air to leak out of the mouthpiece.

Why does my saxophone sound so Spitty?

Every saxophonist deals with the “spitty” sound. This sound comes from excessive moisture in the mouthpiece, and when it attaches itself to the inside of the mp or reed, it can be difficult to remove. It’s a sound that you can hear, and your audience can hear as well.