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Moz

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Hi

In general, will a smaller tip mouthpiece increases resistance? :confused:

Cheers
Suppose it must since basic physics tells us that a higher pressure would be needed to put a set amount of air through a smaller hole and the air would move faster.

Of course from a sax point of view adding a vibrating reed of any particular strength will introduce a lot of variables.

For a pretty in-depth description of all things technical in the saxophone buy a copy of Larry Teal's 'The Art of the Saxophone', compulsive reading.

Martin
 
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Tommy Ng

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Suppose it must since basic physics tells us that a higher pressure would be needed to put a set amount of air through a smaller hole and the air would move faster.

Of course from a sax point of view adding a vibrating reed of any particular strength will introduce a lot of variables.

For a pretty in-depth description of all things technical in the saxophone buy a copy of Larry Teal's 'The Art of the Saxophone', compulsive reading.

Martin
I am having nose leak problem with my alto. I mean air leaks from my nose (not the sax's nose) after playing for about half an hour. I have no problem with my tenor and sop. My alto seems to give too much resistance. I have been using 4C and C*.

I am buying a wider tip mp for my alto, wonder if it helps.

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Pee Dee

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I am having nose leak problem with my alto. I mean air leaks from my nose (not the sax's nose) after playing for about half an hour. I have no problem with my tenor and sop. My alto seems to give too much resistance. I have been using 4C and C*.

I am buying a wider tip mp for my alto, wonder if it helps.

:(
Did you not take the advice to put a peg on your nose that was given when you last mentioned this? For god's sake don't play if you have a cold:w00t:
 

fishpond

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I am truly sorry if this is serious, but:-

"I am having nose leak problem with my alto."
&
"Did you not take the advice to put a peg on your nose that was given when you last mentioned this? For god's sake don't play if you have a cold"

:))):))):)))
I think I have had a bladder malfunction:)))
 

Moz

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I am having nose leak problem with my alto. I mean air leaks from my nose (not the sax's nose) after playing for about half an hour. I have no problem with my tenor and sop. My alto seems to give too much resistance. I have been using 4C and C*.

I am buying a wider tip mp for my alto, wonder if it helps.

:(
I shall assume for now that this isn't a wind-up >:)...

I presume you mean that after playing for a while you are finding that your air support is becoming divided between the required amount coming out of your mouth and the not-at-all required air coming up through your nose?

I can imagine what that feels like and might be tempted to think that there is a little problem in the physiology at the back of your throat in that there is a weakness there in some way.

Have you been playing for a long time or relatively new to saxophony?

Martin
 

kevgermany

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My son had the same air leak problem with his clarinet. Can't remember how we got it sorted, but it didn't worry his music teacher, and it's certainly not an issue now. Will ask my wife what we did, she should remember.
 
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Tommy Ng

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I shall assume for now that this isn't a wind-up >:)...

I presume you mean that after playing for a while you are finding that your air support is becoming divided between the required amount coming out of your mouth and the not-at-all required air coming up through your nose?

I can imagine what that feels like and might be tempted to think that there is a little problem in the physiology at the back of your throat in that there is a weakness there in some way.

Have you been playing for a long time or relatively new to saxophony?

Martin
Hi Martin,

I played clarinet and sax about 20 years ago. I recently (2 years ago) picked up sax again. Anyway, the situation has become better. I am having Incompetent Palate. I asked a friend of mine who is a doctor and he said the palate can be trained to become stronger.

http://www.trumpetherald.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=89377&sid=69718fef1f61019fd3dcd7427406ea27

tom.;}
 
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