Saxophone Sound Depends On Mouthpiece Reed

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					The sax is a wonderful instrument that adds depth and variety to many pieces of
music. It is a woodwind instrument and it uses a single reed attached to its mouthpiece
by the ligature. The reed vibrates as the air passes through it to allow the horn to
produce its great sound. Focus on each part of the kit! It may be the reed selection,
reed care, and its preparation will be your way to a great sound.

Reed is one of the most important parts for any wind player, because of its huge
impact on musician sound production. The reed is produced from cane which is
grown in the south of France. The response and reliability is very good, but you pay a
little more for this. The inexpensive reeds are good for the beginners but it would be
advisable to move to better quality reeds latter. A better reed quality means extended
life and better tonesound production. Selecting reed comes down to recognition of
creamy bark and an even cut.

There are really two cuts of reeds: a rock-jazz-pop reed that is thinner at the heart
producing a brighter tone such as Vandoren’s Java; and a more classical reed
that is thicker at the heart producing a darker tone.

Breaking-in a reed is a process everyone should go through to get to the true sound
and heart of a reed. This process involves having at least three reeds to rotate at any
given time. The first step is to soak the reed in warm water for two minutes or so and
then to play it for a short timeframe, such as twenty minutes, and then to move to
another reed and repeat the same process. By rotating the reeds, we are breaking them
in gradually and extending their life, as not any reed is played more than the others.
Breaking a group in means that you will have not one, but three good reeds to chose
on any given day.

But what is a reson for players to break-in reeds before using them for performance?
Cane susceptible to moisture tends to swell quickly and because of that the ability to
vibrate properly. A break-in reed is ready when it's profile is at the right shape and
thickness and more stable condition as far as warping is concerned, yet at a point
where it still has not completely lost its resiliency. Generally,it takes a few days for
the reed to become fully broken-in. A reed that has been properly broken-in will last
quite longer.

If the reeds are unresponsive, there are a few tricks you can use. One option is to sand
the back of the reed - the side that connects with the facing - with the finest sandpaper
you can find to even out the surface. A few strokes across the sandpaper will even out
the reed and improve its response to air flow. Reeds should be washed just with
lukewarm water at least once a week, so that they do not become slimy. This practice
prolongs the life of the reed and reduces the amount of bacteria. Be sure to store your
reeds on a flat surface to protect the tip.

Enough said let me reiterate that mouthpiece kit is a huge factor in performance. The
variation of all right pieces of the kit let you produce a better tone, timbre, and free
blowing through the instrument.

The site is designed to introduce basics of Saxophones Mouthpiece Kit. There are
many vendors manufacturing all different pieces of mouthpiece for saxophone. The
difference lies in the music and pitch being produced by each type of instrument. This
site provide basic knowledge for one to be able effectively discriminate and choose
the horns mouthpiece kit that best suits him. Visit Mouthpice Saxophone Kit to learn
about reeds and ligatures.