Sound is everything – get a better sound – exercises and how to’s

How do you get the best possible sound on the saxophone!
Sound is everything when you are playing music. If you listen to any player which have a name in the business the first thing we say is – you have a great sound!
The first thing most people listen to when they hear you play is your sound. Is it full, thin, warm, cold, sharp, round, airy etc.
It is so important that you are aware of your sound and that your sound is inspiring to you.
An inspiring sound is what gets you to pick up that horn again and again and makes you keep practicing and playing – you sound makes people come back for more.
In this video I will tell you some of the ways I practice sound and show you some exercises I do to keep my sound the way I like it. Keep up your great sound and get an even better sound now!

In this video
How do you get a good sound
Listen to others
How to listen and apply
Listen to yourself
What should you listen for
Exercises in sound practice

Have fun and play music!

00:00 SOUND IS EVERYTHING
01:26 Søren playing «Body and Soul»
01:59 Great sound makes it easier to play saxophone
02:19 Start listening to great players
03:22 Focus on what you want in your sound
03:59 Coltrane copy
04:45 Beware of your breathing
06:17 Listen to your own sound
07:30 Focus your ears
09:28 Great sound check list before you play
11:13 Compare notes to eachother
15:55 The focus is the big sound
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My setup:
saxophone: Selmer MKVI 82xxx
mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
Reeds are either rico jazz select 4 medium or Robertos Wind NY own brand 4 medium.

Posted on 20 de enero de 2020
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