How to Pick Saxophone Reeds

We are going to talk about picking a saxophone reed. This is a reed on a saxophone. They vary in sizes and brand, and there is no one brand or size that is bett

How to Pick Saxophone Reeds


23 January 2014 - 6:03 am

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We are going to talk about picking a saxophone reed. This is a reed on a saxophone. They vary in sizes and brand, and there is no one brand or size that is better than another. It is really important that you spend a lot of time figuring out what size or brand you prefer. Within a box of reed, the five or ten or however many you buy, each reed is actually going to be different, simply because you cannot keep consistent the growth of cane. It is cane, essentially. It is important to try out a lot of reeds, and see what you like and do not like about them. You can also really feel the difference between the edges of the reed. Sometimes there will be an imbalance, with one side of the reed being thicker than the other, and you can really feel. That is going to affect the way the reed performs.

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