The saxophone mouth piece sounds like spit in it

by Teresa Lin

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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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
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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