I just found your site and am looking forward to reading much more....
I am a rookie tenor sax player. Have been playing for slightly less than one year, but I'm an adult with works, kids and a wife and don't have much time to practice.
I have a Yamaha YTS 23 student sax which has been great for me.
My question is that recently, my low "D" starts to vibrate uncontrollably after I hold a note for more than a couple of seconds. This is a new problem and as far as I can tell, I'm not doing anything else differently.
I've tried new reeds but still have the problem. Not sure if it is a "pads" issue.
Any help anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated.