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    Patrick Reolon
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    As far as I know, concerning the sound, the reed strength should really make no difference (I am summing up my physics knowledge, and the sound is in fact more in the reed cut/form than its strength).
    The Reed strength is just a compensation for the human organism (diafragma strength, lung volume, lip strength and gut).
    So there is no need train for higher reed stregths, in fact I believe everybody is different and for some people a lower number may be the natural limit, but this should in no way affect the sound produced…

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    Growling is basically humming a sound while you blow the sax – which everyone knows, a form of multitasking.

    An interesting point i came across, apparantly if you hum the 3rd or the 5th or an octave higher of the note you are currently playing,
    you get the most effective growl.

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    Mark Kiziuk
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    Hey everyone! I have some advice on growling. I’ve only had a saxophone for I think 3 weeks and I am able to growl! I will tell you how I do it. I make a gargling sound into my mouthpiece! I gargle without mouthwash of course, but I just gargle, kind of like purring like a cat. It works for me, and I hope this helps others.
    Mark

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