Re: 1 Barisaxy Lady
It sounds like you might have a couple of things working against you here. For one, you haven't been playing in a while, and most likely your embrochure needs some work. Hey, it happens to us all. I took a break for a couple months and when I started playing again, I couldn't believe how sloppy I was. The other factor is that you play a Conn bari sax, and although they are a great sax with a great tone, they do not work well with Selmer C* mouthpieces. You may have had an easier time keeping the horn in tune when your embrochure was in better shape, but the Selmer mouthpiece has a smaller chamber design, and they don't usually work too well with the Conn saxes. You need a mouthpiece with a large, open chamber and a fairly long shank. For a cheap mouthpiece, the Rico Royal Graftonite pieces are pretty good, or a Meyer, Otto Link, or Jody Jazz would be a good choice. Just keep practicing and building up you embrochure again and you'll get there.