How’s Your Sax?
As we begin sending out saxophone lessons and tips on saxophone breathing and playing techniques etc, it’s very important to know about the playing condition of your sax.
We’re going to get into all the good stuff for improving your sax tone and technique like breathing, air support, embouchure, mouthpieces, reeds… all that good stuff.
Hopefully you have a good working sax because if you don’t, all this technical stuff isn’t going to work out very well for you! If you’re just starting out and you’re not sure of your saxophone’s condition simply take it to a repair shop and they’ll be able to tell you almost immediately if it has any leaks that need to be fixed.
Even the slightest leak in a pad can cause certain notes note to come out very easily and that will frustrate you because you may be doing everything right but still aren’t getting the results because of your sax. Hey, when learning new techniques it’s usually not the saxophone’s fault but at least it’s good to know that everythings in good working order.
With a tool that is just a very long tubular light they can spot leaks right away. These pads aren’t difficult or expensive to fix. If your sax isn’t in good working order it will be very frustrating to work on getting a proper tone from your horn.
For the video on this saxophone tip check how’s your sax