I'm looking for some help. I switched from alto to tenor about three years ago. I have about six years playing experience in total.
To my great shame, I am still not able to get decent low notes out on tenor (couldn't really on alto either). I've tried everything, been through teachers and tutorials, practised, practised and practised. Somehow, I can't solve it. There is either about my physiological or psychological makeup that prohibits it. I think I bite a bit (I've tried to stop, I can't!) and have a fairly weak airflow (I've tried to improve, but it's not enough!). For this reason, I'm looking for a work-around solution.
Could any of the more experienced players on the forum tell me if there are mouthpiece features that might support me in getting full / more reliable low notes on tenor sax? Facing, tip opening, table, baffle etc? Or recommend a manufacturer / brand / model that might help me with this? It's really frustrating, as I feel like I'm a solid mid-level hobby musician -- but this makes me sound like a total beginner!
Thanks in advance!