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by jazzplayer15
(27 posts)
9 years ago

Breathy sound

I'm playing tenor sax with a size 3 reed. My sound is strong when I blow enough air but no matter how much air I blow it sounds really breathy and airy. Thanks K

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  1. by Skylark
    (27 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Breathy sound

    ya i ahve thge same problem i always have a airy sound i WANT IT TO GO AWAY, i play a cannonball globel big bell alto by the way.

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    1. by SaxAppeal
      (67 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Breathy sound

      Try adjusting your mpc and neck, i get it sometimes...also when you have a bad reed it seems to get airy alittle.

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  2. by kitnachi
    (41 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Breathy sound

    Well you might also have to break the reed in. Sometimes that happens if you haven't practiced in a while or you just moved up in reed size too.

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  3. by CountSpatula
    (602 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Breathy sound

    When i use concert reeds i also get a windy sound to them too...your name says "Jazzplayer" so dont know if this is concert or jazz. You could also Sand the read down with sand paper to break it in if you know how to do that, or use a jazz reed they tend to project better...

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