thanks for your reply. i live in a condo around retired people, so their not really diggin me jammin on the sax or tryin, in the beginning we all sound our worst haha.. and i can appreciate that, i wouldn't want to listen to it either. yeah.. so i am looking for a way to quiet it down, but a mute doesn't really do the job, or shoving a hand towel in it. so my question was.. how to bring the volume down, but i think you answered my question, thanks. developing the muscles to create a good embochure is challenging, ecspecially since im 52 years old, this is the only thing that's going to slow down my progress on the instrument. any tips you may have on developing a embochure would also be greatly appreciated. i bought #3 strength reeds to start with and that might of been a mistake, ordered other strengths of reeds, then i saw these carbon fiber reeds and am curious about those, particulary the lowest strength.
again thanks Mark