We will be introducing the new G-Series 85% Copper Body saxophones and the new G-Series Mouthpiece at NAMM in 2017. We will also show the current G-Series saxophones and any other new accessories we have in development.
Why is it harder to play soprano sax than my tenor?
Playing the soprano is very different than playing the alto or tenor. The tenor and alto tend to respond with a loose embouchure and many tenor players strive to keep the embouchure loose for a big sound.
Soprano needs a little firmer embouchure to play it well. Not tight so it does not respond but firm mostly for the upper register response.
Fro example when you first play the high notes just pushing the key does not mean the note will come in.. a slight adjustment to the embouchure is necessary.
Also the biggest mistake most players make when trying to play soprano is they do not push the mouthpiece far enough on the neck cork. If the mouthpiece is out a little too far then the bottom of the soprano and sometimes the high notes will not work.
Pushing the mouthpiece in helps on most saxophones for the response. Find what is called the “Sweet Spot” where everything works.
How much does Kenny practice? I have talked to Kenny about practicing and he spends at least 3 hours a day practicing now.
Kenny told me he missed an interview by phone once because he was practicing. Later when they finally did the interview the person interviewing Kenny said that was a good reason for missing the phone call.
Why is my saxophone 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 better. There are extreme cases when the Bow or bottom of the saxophone is drawn too large and the bottom end tends to bubble or gurgle. If that is the case drop your mouthpiece cap into the bell and se if the bottom stops the gurgle. If it works then you can have your repairman fill the bow and make it slightly smaller. Also if the instrument leaks the bottom might not play well…