1 Thing You Need to Know About Reeds

Share this Post To be honest, it has been difficult narrowing down this topic to one thing. It would be much easier to talk about multiple items, as the reed is essential to a good tone and success on the saxophone. However, I feel it’s important to sift through everything and get down to one basic item that will help …

Reed Alignment

Have you ever asked any of the following questions: How can I get a better tone? Why does my reed seem fine some days, but it feels like a fight on other days? Why do I squeak so much? Why does my tone sound fuzzy? Why do I feel so much resistance?

Equipment Recommendations Part 3

Hopefully this series has been helpful in regards to understanding some specific brands of saxophone equipment. We’ve covered saxophone makes and models, as well as details on beginner, intermediate, and pro mouthpieces. Next, we’ll continue down the list:

Reeds
Ligatures
Neck Straps

Old Reed vs New Reed

In our last post, we covered the process of rotating reeds. This can improve your tone and increase the duration of effectiveness for each reed. This week, we’ll identify the characteristics of an old worn-out reed and a new reed. This will help you understand when to retire a reed, and when to move up in reed strength.