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This is me live on Isfahan, still loving my 12M bari!

You sound great!

I applaud your choice to sound like a saxophone, not a reed-buzzy duck call like so many bari players. I can tell that without all that buzz, you still don't have a lot of trouble being heard, do you?

I'm on a 12M, but with a Meyer that has a small wedge. Someday I might try a Link. I've been playing the Meyer since 2006. From 1984 to 2006 I used a Vandoren with a small round chamber that sounded real good but didn't tune well on the horn.
 
Thanks ever so much @turf3
I know what you mean, because to me the vast majority of baritone players are too bright for my taste.
What I personally find fascinating in baritone is that it can sound woody and cavenous.
The woody quality can add that cello/bass clarinet vibe that is something peculiar about the baritone voice.
My biggest influences soundwise are Chaloff snd Mulligan. They both showed that the baritone can be velvety and classy.
Regarding the volume issue I personally think that baffled mouthpiece are easier to play loud, but if you develop a strong diaphragm techique and you use a hard reed you can achieve a good dark but loud tone.
This is harder on baritone than on tenor (so it was for me, because I play tenor as well), but you can achieve it.
Going to good jam sessions and playing without any mic for many years has been my best school to achieve my sound.
 
Well done sticking to the same setup so long!
sounds great, I love the chewy quality which to some extent I like also when playing tenor.
what did you use to record the sound?
 
Thanks @Jez Watson with chewy quality you mean a loose subtone embouchure approach?
The drummer recorded with a zoom Q4 placed near the drums. I used a mobile phone for the second camera, but the audio was grabbed with the zoom recorder.
 
Sounds good! To get a good set-up on baritone is hard. I would like to have the baritone specialists, regardless genre, to explain more about their mouthpieces. Link slant, Meyer, Berg Larsen ...... . I'm playing/honking baritone in the style of RockSax (R&B, R&R, Soul ...). Maybe better to open a new thread?

Back to topic. @fabriziodalisera I really like the way you are playing. And I like all your videos, Helps me, even if I play at a lower level and different genres.
 
Always excellent Fabrizio.

I bought a Q4 years ago at a ridiculous price on Amazon and never regretted it. It's tiny, but does the job well. I should use it more, but what I hear when it's me playing is nothing but garbage.
 
Always excellent Fabrizio.

I bought a Q4 years ago at a ridiculous price on Amazon and never regretted it. It's tiny, but does the job well. I should use it more, but what I hear when it's me playing is nothing but garbage.
Thanks @saxyjt the Q4 is good for audio, less good for video. Many cheap phones surpasses it video wise. But the audio is good and it is super compact and easy to use. It is also not expensive, so for me it's very practical. If you use it with good illumination the picture quality improves a lot. It suffers in dimly lit conditions, like in jazz clubs!
 
Thanks @saxyjt the Q4 is good for audio, less good for video. Many cheap phones surpasses it video wise. But the audio is good and it is super compact and easy to use. It is also not expensive, so for me it's very practical. If you use it with good illumination the picture quality improves a lot. It suffers in dimly lit conditions, like in jazz clubs!
It's the music that really matters not your good looks! :D

Then, to enjoy the real thing, there is no better other way but to be there.
 
Sounds good! To get a good set-up on baritone is hard. I would like to have the baritone specialists, regardless genre, to explain more about their mouthpieces. Link slant, Meyer, Berg Larsen ...... . I'm playing/honking baritone in the style of RockSax (R&B, R&R, Soul ...). Maybe better to open a new thread?

Back to topic. @fabriziodalisera I really like the way you are playing. And I like all your videos, Helps me, even if I play at a lower level and different genres.
Hello @thomsax my opinion the main thing to work is air stream control and good embouchure. Long tones and overtones are fundamental. Then I often ask my students which player do they like and we start listening and transcribing phrases from solos. This is good to understand sone key elements of that style and sound. Regarding the sound finding a good reed/moutpiece ratio is important. If the reed is too soft or too hard your sound will suffer, this is a basic thing, but baritone is very sensitive to reeds
 

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