Instrument Problems


Do climate changes affect my instrument?

Questions from young people. Most of the questions I get are from young students.
Do climate changes affect my instrument? It is possible that changing climate can have an effect on the instrument in some ways.  The climate changes are more of a problem for woodwind instruments that they are for brass instruments. EXAMPLE: If you travel from a wet climate to a very dry climate the pads can dry out and like a little until the get moisture from playing. Extreme climate changes can cause the wood on a clarinet joint to swell and the joint will not fit together very well. Heat and Cold: You do not want to that your clarinet inside from the snow ...

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Why is my saxophone is hard to play in the bottom register?

  • Saxophone Questions & Answers
Why is my saxophone is hard to play in the bottom register? There are several things that make a saxophone hard to play in the bottom register. The No.1 problem is most saxophone players do not push the mouthpiece on the neck as far as they should. There is place called “The Sweet Spot” on every saxophone neck where the mouthpiece goes that makes everything play great. (Or the best that instruments can play) You must find this “Sweet Spot” and learn to play the saxophone there. So try to push our mouthpiece in a little and see if the bottom register plays ...

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