Received a question the other day about getting your saxophone in tune. There are a number of factors with intonation. A great player can make the horn work usually. But you don’t necessarily want to fight your horn to be in tune.
Hello I have a question. I have a saxophone i’ve been using for a couple years now. No matter what i do even when i use a tuner i cant the sax to get in tune? What can be wrong? Can i get it professionally tuned? Is it possible that I might need a new sax? Please help thanks!
Some saxophone are built better than others and tend to have better intonation. What kind of sax do you have?
That said, you have a lot to do with the intonation too. Adjustments with your throat, embouchure, etc.
Adjusting the positioning of the mouthpiece on the neck will help get you in the right range for the temperature/conditions.
But you can’t just set it and expect everything to be in tune.
Can you get any notes in tune? And do you tend to be flat or sharp?