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New Soprano Sax Question et alii

Der Wikinger

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I have been told that the Embouchure for soprano sax is similar to clarinet only tighter. Does that ring true to the rest of you?

Also, I copied some wma backup files that were recorded a=440 and ripped from a cd to my hard drive. I then copied them to a RCA MP3 player I just purchased. When I played them back through my headset attached to the player, It sounded like my soprano sax was keyed to Eb or something really off. Can anyone suggest why?

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Nick Wyver

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I have been told that the Embouchure for soprano sax is similar to clarinet only tighter. Does that ring true to the rest of you?

Was this from a clarinetist? Yeah, fine if you want to sound like a strangled cat. It's a saxophone. It has a saxophone embouchure not a clarinet embouchure - think smaller alto.

Not sure what you're getting at with the second question. Are you saying your files changed pitch when you converted them? If so, I can't see how that could happen.
 

jonf

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Agreed about the embouchure. Shape of the mouthpiece is different, and the way you blow a sop is quite different to a clarinet. I find the whole feel of a sop and clairnet to be very different, and not really capable of comparison.
 
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