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Stevie

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now also restarting sax. I played a bit a while ago, but the band folded - never really started, to be honest, beyond fairly serious rehearsals - and I put it all on hold, which was a bit daft really since I'd just got a lovely YTS-62.

So, starting back again, and having the same old trouble building the embouchure. Can't manage more than 15 mins at the moment.

Got a Walstein Alto in the loft, bought a while ago, which I also intend to work my way up to.
 

kevgermany

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There are some great embouchure exercises in Larry Teal's The Art of The Saxophone. Lots of other good stuff there as well.

Have fun
 

Stevie

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Thanks chaps.

I'm sure I bought the Teal book in my first stab at sax playing. Must look it out.

I can manage the "no biting" - but "no blowing"???

Got the Alto down from the loft. What mouthpiece/opening/reed would you recommend for a 7*/2.5 on tenor?
 

old git

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Welcome to the caff, Stevie, you bass playing scurvy dog. (Well it is Talk like a pirate day)

ENJOY!
 

TomMapfumo

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Got the Alto down from the loft. What mouthpiece/opening/reed would you recommend for a 7*/2.5 on tenor?

Hi Stevie!

Commonly it is advisable to use a proportionately smaller tip mouthpiece on Alto. I would suggest something in the 6/6* range. Reeds at 2.5 should be fine.

Welcome to the Cafe and back to Sax playing.
Kind regards
Tom:cool:
 

johnboy

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Hi Stevie,

I'm sending this welcome from a very wet Southampton. Enjoy the Forum and don't forget to join in.

jonboy.

p.s. I'm off back to Spain tomorrow, YEEHAW (or something like that).
 

Taz

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Hi Stevie and welcome to the forum. I on holliday at the moment so I'm off to play my sax in the woods..... Ah bliss!!!!!
 
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