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    Default Embouchure pressure SATB

    Is anyone able to provide me with some advice about "target pitch" on mouthpiece alone as a guide towards finding the correct embouchure pressure for classical playing on soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone?
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    Default Re: Embouchure pressure SATB

    For the tenor mpc the target pitch should be Concert G and for an alto mpc should be Concert A. For the soprano and baritone I'm not sure.
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    Default Re: Embouchure pressure SATB

    It seems Pete Thomas has an article in which he adresses this, have fun reading:

    https://tamingthesaxophone.com/saxop...iece-exercises
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    Default Re: Embouchure pressure SATB

    Thank you for your response! Thanks also for the linked article. The diagram at the beginning of the article contains the information I was looking for. Obviously the "target pitch" for mouthpiece alone is not something absolute, but is probably helpful as a point of departure for embouchure development.

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    Default Re: Embouchure pressure SATB

    These recommendations might get you in the general ballpark. This was one of the first things I remember being taught on the clarinet, but Sax mouthpieces are a little different than clarinet as the length and opening sizes can vary significantly. Asking about this on another SOTW forum, I was told that no one seriously uses that method anymore.

    Regardless, Here is a Paul Coats article of the subject. his recommendations are slightly different. Why? It could be as simple as different mouthpieces.
    http://www.saxontheweb.net/Learning/...roduction.html
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