Reed makes big difference in sound
I am newbie in learning how to play Sax. I have two teachers, one is a jazz Saxophonist, and the other one is a classical Saxophonist. I have taken a lesson from the Jazz one for a year, but do not really go anywhere, because he does not know how to teach. Anyway, before I quit from him, I need to find a new teacher first. I found this classical Saxophonist.
At the first lesson, I was shocked how smooth his sound was. He is not a talkative person. Finally, I asked him what mouth piece that he used. He told me to get Vandoren AL3. Originally, I used Selmer Spirit with no. 2 read. The sound is so bright, I could not produce the kind of sound that my teacher produces. Finally, I got that Vandoren AL3, and I got no. 3 read. The sound was immediately better. But last night, I bought no. 3.5, wow, now I can sound like him. I thought that the mouth piece that contributes the color of the sound. Even the reed has a very important role in producing different color.
By the way, I cannot use read no. 3 with my Selmer Spirit (it has big opening). I cannot even produce any sound.