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Does anyone else suffer from headaches while playing saxophone ? I play tenor but I don’t play particularly loud. I have tinnitus but not sure if that’s related.


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No, I suffer with migraines and headaches in general.
A few things to think about...

Make sure you aren't tensing/clenching or locking your jaw or biting too hard

Are you overblowing or breathing from the top of your chest or head rather than your diaphragm?
Are you breathing enough? i.e. Not going too long between breaths

Is your neck strap pushing on a nerve/neck/shoulders?
It could be the weight or just pressing in the wrong place.

Does it go away when you finish playing or once set in stays?
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