The Effect of mass on saxophone sound This experiment came about due to some recent speculation that adding mass to the saxophone will have an effect on the sound. Somebody somewhere (don’t ask me who) suggested that the neck brace
Who is this for and what do you need? This is for anyone who wants to use Audacity to make recordings of their playing (or singing) along with basic backing tracks. This isn’t meant to be an advanced or even
This article is based on my experience playing the saxophone on recording sessions, and also recording saxophones while working as a producer/sound engineer sometimes alongside some of the best sound engineers in the world in some top studios. These methods work for me and are based on a lot of trial and error as well as years and years of observing great engineers and asking questions.
Science vs Common Sense Saxophones are mostly made from brass, which is an alloy mostly of copper and zinc. There are and have been slightly different combinations, and various other metals (e.g. lead) also included. Saxophones are also made from
How to easily fix a very common problem. The G# on modern saxophones has quite a complex mechanism, and when it gets out of adjustment a leak can affect many of your low notes. The solution is often a very simple adjustment that all saxophone players need to know about.
Leaks A leak happens when something on the saxophone such as pad closing is not an airtight seal. The symptoms are squeaking or notes not sounding properly and generally a feeling of resistance. A good indication of a leaking saxophone
Cleaning Inside the Body of the Saxophone 1. The Pull-Through (or “Swab”) Probably the most important part of general saxophone maintenance, this is a cloth attached to a piece of string with a small weight on the end. You can
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