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Troubleshooting sax reed positioning

I need some help solving a problem I have with my bari sax. Sometimes it plays just fine, sometimes it takes a LOT of air to get it to make a sound. I've deduced that my reed is the cause of the problem, predictably, but I'm not sure how.

Today, for example, it was playing perfectly for roughly the hour I was practicing. Then I started to hear my spit buzzing in the instrument, so I took off the reed, wiped off the excess spit, wet it again for good measure, and put it back on. Now, no matter how I move or readjust the reed, it just won't make a noise unless I put a great deal of air through the instrument. I have adjusted the position and tightness of the ligature, the position of the reed, and my embouchure, but nothing is fixing it. Any suggestions on what the problem could be?

Thanks!

Index of Articles

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1  Piano Admin Interview: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5057726
2  New discussion on Help group, staff responds instantly: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5057863
3 Too Punny to be True: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5057974
4 BSG Lives on the Help Forum, Sources Confirm: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5058038
5 Musescore Tribune dies, age .0234: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5058092
6 MS removes 5-score limit for non-pro users: https://musescore.com/groups/mnga/discuss/5058124

[i] Piano Admin Interview

in MNGA

The MNGA staff took a moment with some random violin kid who thinks he is good but isnt (https://musescore.com/violin_child) to conduct a quick interview. He has a busy schedule of jazz band rehearsals, orchestra concerts, and deleting spam and kicking members, but he was kind enough to humor us. The interview is as follows: 

How did you come across the Piano group?

I came across the Piano group because it's the largest group in Musescore.

How did you become one of the admins for the biggest groups on MS? 

I saw that the owner hadn't been active for months so I messaged the Musescore staff and they made me the new owner. 

What do you do as an admin for Piano?

I mostly delete spam and kick members who are being annoying.

What are the best and worst moments for the Piano group? 

Hmmm...  This is a hard one, the worst is when the really mean troll (LordTroll)  was active, then when he was banned from Musescore it was the best moment.

Piano will soon reach 60K members. What do you think? 

I think that the more members Piano has, the more musicians it will create, like people will want to play piano when they  see all of the cool scores and stuff.

What's a random thought you're thinking right now?

I'm thinking about my solo for an orchestra concert tonight. 

Thanks for your time, some random violin kid who thinks he is good but isnt.

This is MNGA.


 

20th January Musical Cryptogram

My friends sometimes ask me to translate his or her name into a musical composition. I must confess that I love these activities as it forces you to make a melodic line out of it. So my challenge is:

Make a piece of music out of a name (can be anyone's)
Pieces should be longer than one minute and less than 3 minutes.
If those who are confused in how to use cryptograms then here is one way you could do this (French method):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_cryptogram

I would judge your pieces based on originality, how beautiful it is and bonus if difficult names are used. 
Please in your titles that you need to state the name of the person
The winner will have their piece upvoted and will be followed by me.

Here is an example where the piece uses a musical cryptogram:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-q7vYIpItA

Your submission will be due at 15th February

Music programs in different countries

Hey ya'll I'm 15 y/0 tenor player from Australia and was wondering what music programs you guys have in the countries your in. My school has a Stage Band which plays jazz swing and pop music (which i'm in) which consist of 5 saxes (2 Alto, 2 Tenor, 1 Barri), 4 Trombones (3 Tenor 1 Bass), 4 trumpets, 2 basses as well as a piano player and drum/percussion. 
We also have a concert band made up of all the band instruments which usually plays movie themes and marching pieces (but we never march)

Just wondering what other countries experience and if they like it. 
Thanks for reading!

GROUP HISTORY (I ACTALLY UPDATED IT!!! YAY!!!)

4/7/19:
1 Member
1 Discussion
Group is created today! Woohoo! *confetti and stuff falls from sky*

4/15/19:
8 Members
2 Discussions
Eek! I forgot to do this yesterday. The group is already dying, so uhh… :o
@Jaybird1 is one of the first truly active members, I told him I would give him a shoutout here, so here you go :P

4/26/19:
14 Members
3 Discussions
I haven't updated this in a while, this group is blowing up now...

4/30/19:
22 Members
5 Discussions
Holy cow, this group is blowing up. 8 members in 4 days, wow...

5/13/19:
30 Members
4 Discussions
Hmm...Starting to die again...

5/16/19
35 Members
5 Discussions
Welp...I was wrong...

5/17/19
41 Members
7 Discussions
I was very wrong, this group is really blowing up, welp

5/18/19
47 Members
7 Discussions
Again, welp

5/22/19
55 Members
8 Discussions
So I had to kick a member (Indy500) for spamming a link to an unsecure website. Sorry, but spam for no purpose is not tolerated. 

5/29/19
70 Members
11 Discussions
Okay then, I don't know what to say

5/30/19
72 Members
12 Discussions
Okay then, I started a discussion trying to get to 1k comments, and I thought it would fail. As I am writing this, Lizzapie, Mnmwert, Vash Hartman, and myself are spamming to get it to 1k. It's already at like 150 or something (every 2 minutes I refresh and I have 10+ notifications lol)

5/31/19
83 Members
14 Discussions
So this group is now closing in on 100 members, but we need more discussions!

6/1/19
95 Members
18 Discussions
Wow, 5 more members till 100! 

6/2/19
100 Members
20 Discussions
Woohoo! 100 Members!

6/8/19
113 Members
34 Discussions
This group is starting to die

6/18/19
35 Discussions
123 Members
Now the member count has capped out at around 1 member per day, BUT this is a random group, and I didn't really expect it to be this active.

6/29/19
36 Discussions
129 Members
I'm just going to leave this group alone for a while, only update this discussion every once in a while.

11/22/19
171 Discussions
301 Members
Well, I spammed a bunch of discussions, and I actually updated this.