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by lovinit4
(2 posts)
10 years ago

little help

i have a problem. i play the bari and i play an intermediate antgua winds. i have a 6* otto link mouthpeice and a 2 1/2 vandoren reeds. my high notes (E,F,F#,G,G#,A,A#,B,B#,C,C#,D,D#,E,F,and F#) are extremely wispy and are weak. i blow really hard on them when im up there and they still dont sound right. please help

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  1. by connsaxman_jim
    (2336 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: little help

    Try a little stiffer reed; maybe a 3 or 3 1/2. See if that does the trick. I find it easier to reach higher notes with a stiffer reed. I've been using Vanduren 2 1/2 reeds on my tenor for the past 4 years or so, but the last few Vanduren V16 2 1/2's I've bought felt considerably softer. Anyone else notice this? I generally do use a 3 or 3 1/2 on Bari. I think I'm going to step up to a 3 or 3 1/2 for tenor also. Anyone have any brand suggestions?

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    1. by sax_braswell
      (22 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: little help

      I use the 3 in the Java for tenor.

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  2. by sax_braswell
    (22 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: little help

    Just a thought, has your neck pipe been pinched at all. I know on my bari you could hardly tell that the pipe was pinched, but it affected the horn in a major way. It can be easily fixed, and made a huge difference in my bari.

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