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 Re: Instrument supports
Author: Hank Lehrer 2017
Date:   2006-08-19 02:01

Draz,

It goes back to the center of gravity (mass) issue. I know you are aware of this but there may be some readers that do not have a physics/mechanics background. With a bass sax, I have been able to play it best with the instrument sitting on an oboe case (no strap and the center of mass goes straight down though the instrument).

On an alto or tenor sax, we are back to the issue that Mark C. pointed out very clearly above. A neck strap is needed as there is rotation about a point (the hook ring) with vector resolution as the answer. To demontstrate this, take a sax, hang it on the neck strap, and note that the instrument is most probabaly not parallel with the ground but is rather "bottom-heavy." IMHO this phenomena is intentional to balance forces that will occur when the instrument is in the playing position with mouthpiece contacting the embouchure and the thumb in place.

I'm sure there are several people that have just gone to sleep ZZZZzzzzzz

Here is a link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_of_mass

HRL



Post Edited (2006-08-20 12:37)

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