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 RE: horn blowing sharp
Author: STuart 
Date:   1999-08-04 20:24

You can definitely adjust the pitch and timbre of your sound with your tongue position. A higher tongue position should raise the pitch slightly, but will also tighten the sound. Dropping the tongue will lower the pitch but give you a wider tone. When I studied classical playing, a high tongue position was encouraged for an even sound with less edge no "speading" of the tone. Now that I'm on my own, I spread that baby all over the place. A famous saxophonist named Ellery Eskelin pushes in his mouthpiece in order to allow for his oral cavity to expand while maintaining the pitch. I imagine you'll find its a lot easier to get more flat that sharp, beware that you don't start biting.

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