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 Re: Fuzzy tone once again...
Author: zhangray4 
Date:   2017-11-19 10:09

I listened to it a few days ago but I wanted to listen to a few other people comment before I do. Since none commented I will.

In both recordings you said the reed used were 3.5 VD Traditionals, but are you using the same reed? If it's the same mouthpiece as well, I don't know what to say. the first video and the second video sound completely different. In the 2nd one, the fuzziness becomes obvious, while the 1st video sounded actually too edgy almost, no fuzziness at all

The fuzzy sound would make sense if you are using an open mouthpiece like a B45, but the M15 is very closed. Do you feel like you are biting? try not using as much "jaw pressure" to clamp the reed but instead use form an embouchure that makes your lips (especially lower lip) stretched and tight. Maybe that will make the sound clearer. Don't worry about the pitch dropping, cause a shorter barrel can probably fix that, or maybe voicing.

So first, focus on getting a clear sound by not using "jaw pressure" to clamp down on the reed. then tighten up the lips, lower lip especially so that when your hands poke it, the lip doesn't feel squishy. It should feel stretched. Record what happens when you follow those tips. If the pitch drops, don't worry about it for now. Let's tackle one problem at a time.

Best,

-- Ray Zhang
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"The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause."
-- Gustav Mahler

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