The saxophone mouth piece sounds like spit in it

by Teresa Lin
(Jamaica)

I have been playing the Sax for two years. when ever i play for a few minutes its as if the reed gets too wet and it starts to sound like a lot of spit is in the mouth piece. How do i control that? Is that just condensation like water build up when your playing flute?

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Aug 07, 2011
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by: Anonymous

Basically, you just got to tough it out. Your mouth is moist, so you transfer spit every time you make a sound on the sax. A tighter embouchure would help too. mainly keep sucking out the air every chance you get!

Nov 11, 2011
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mouthpiece spit
by: Anonymous

I agree, your mouthpiece will get wet, but if your tone sounds kind of static. Then a good thing to do is to suck the spit out of your mouthpiece. Everyone does it so, don't be afraid that its gross.
Hope that this helps.

Nov 28, 2011
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Yes it is spit
by: Rock

Sometimes certain reeds are too soft and cause more spit buildup than others. You could buy a swab made for the neck and/or mouthpiece and just pull off the neck and swab it out quick. You can also just take off the neck and shake the spit out onto the floor.

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