Full of Hot Air

Are you still looking to make your tone even better? You’re in luck, because we have more tips from our 18 Tips for a Better Tone series.  As you can tell from the title, we’re going to talk about air in this post. Hot Air What do I mean when I say “hot air”? In the past few posts I have …

Do You Puff Out Your Cheeks?

Do you puff your cheeks when you play saxophone? Is that OK to do? Is there a negative side to this? Our Answer to That This is a topic that attracts many opinions, especially on the internet. Some people suggest that you should do whatever it takes to produce a good tone. So, if you sound better puffing out your …

Bottom Lip In or Out?

Have you ever asked any of the following questions when you’re trying to learn a new skill online? Especially when there are so many professionals out there with conflicting views? You may ask: Who should I believe? Who is right for me? Who can I trust? Who can help me succeed and answer all my questions? I’m sure we have …

The Right Embouchure for You- Part III

Overlooking Steps Can Hurt Your Tone Back in December we began this 3 part series on the embouchure. The purpose was not to go through every step of the embouchure; we have done that in the free lessons. Instead, we are focusing on a few points that are sometimes overlooked, or not understood by the beginner. This is completely understandable! …