How can I make my alto saxophone sound better?
On Saxophone Tone:
- 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.
- “Hot air plays the Saxophone; Cool air plays the Flute.”
- Keep your throat open – same way as when you burp – and push the warm air through.
Why can’t I get a sound out of my saxophone?
Shift the mouthpiece forward slightly so that it’s not covering too much of the reed. If your saxophone is making quiet, muffled sounds, place the mouthpiece further into your mouth. If it sounds like you’re not getting enough air into your saxophone, you probably aren’t; covering more of the reed will help.
How do you fix a saxophone airy sound?
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.
What is dark sound?
Now that you understand that, the rest is simple: a “Dark sound” is simply lower volumes of the upper partials in relation to the lower partials and fundamental. A “Pingy sound” is one that has a lot of mid-range partials in relation to the upper and lower partials.
Why does my saxophone sound bad?
If you’re noticing harsh, squawking sounds, cover less of the mouthpiece with your mouth. Shift the mouthpiece forward slightly so that it’s not covering too much of the reed. If it sounds like you’re not getting enough air into your saxophone, you probably aren’t; covering more of the reed will help.
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.