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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000882.txt from 1999/06

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] sax trouble
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 18:16:58 -0400

At 04:49 PM 6/29/1999 GMT, you wrote:
>Let's hear it for the self-taught sax players! Having never taken a sax
>lesson, I don't know too much. I have, however, had more paying gigs on
>sax, and that will probably continue. The only signifigant problem I've had
>on sax has been getting the lower register to sound. I can hit the low D
>consistently, but no lower. Can any self-taught (or even professional!) sax
>players give me a hand?
>I play alto if it makes a difference.
> Thanks.
> J.H.

More than likely that your problem is mostly the accumilation of leaks in
the horn. The farther down you play, the more they add up. And often an
upper stack leak will have its biggest effect on the low notes. check the
horn out carefully. Also don't play too stiff a reed.

Bill Hausmann
Self-taught saxist.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732
ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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