Does ligature affect sound?
The answer is YES. The sound is generated through the vibrations both of the mouthpiece and the reed, therefore the ligature is a key piece holding both together. The vibrations between the mouthpiece, the ligature and the reed make the notes easier, cleaner and faster to articulate.
What is the ligature on a saxophone?
A ligature is a device which holds a reed onto the mouthpiece of a single-reed instrument such as a saxophone or clarinet. The ligature must secure the reed firmly against the table of the mouthpiece while allowing it to vibrate freely.
Does saxophone ligature matter?
Ligature matters much less than mouthpiece, reed, and horn. There is a difference with some ligatures, but the other issues are more important. In 3 years, think about experimenting with a new lig.
How tight should a saxophone ligature be?
Tight enough to stop it wandering, but not so tight it stops the reed vibrating. If you have the ligature in a frontal position towards the tip of the mouthpiece and tighten it too much it can strangle the reed and kill the tone. It’s important that the reed stays where you put it.
What is a good ligature?
1. Vandoren lc07p Optimum Ligature – Best Ligature for Alto Sax. Released around 20 years ago, the Vandoren LC07P Optimum Ligature is still the best choice among alto saxophone players today. What’s most notable about it is that it comes standard with three different interchangeable pressure plates.
Why are ligatures important?
This ligature provides an excellent grip with very little tightening required. You can tighten this screw with just a very small amount of pressure and it still holds the reed on there well without ever slipping. It also fits a much wider range of mouthpieces. The alto version also works on clarinet.
Are leather ligatures better?
Leather Ligature: The leather ligature works well for clarinets and saxophones alike as it allows your students to create a mellow blend. With saxophones in particular, it will tone down the edge in their sound and help to create a warm, rich blend across the section.
How much should I tighten my ligature?
The “proper” firmness of a ligature is roughly the equivalent of holding the reed with your thumb on the mouthpiece.
How do you tighten your Liga?
On a 2-screw ligature, leaving the lower screw looser than the upper one may provide more freedom for the reed to vibrate. A good place to start is to tighten the screw(s) up snug and then back off 1/4 turn. This seats the read firmly and gives it freedom to vibrate.
Where do you put ligature?
left mouthpiece: ligature towards the back, right mouthpiece: ligature towards the front. Depending on which way you move your ligature, there are consistent changes to your sound. Each player needs to experience these for himself or herself and figure out what tone they most prefer.
What is the best ligature for tenor saxophone?
The Francois Louis Ultimate tenor saxophone ligature comes with a unique smart cap design that reveals the mouthpiece line. Users have said this ligature holds the reed nice and tight.
What is the Rovner 2R tenor sax ligature?
The Rovner 2R tenor sax ligature offers a full, centered tone and is enjoyed by classical performers because of its warm sound. This ligature holds the reed to the mouthpiece with no pressure points.
Does the Rico tenor sax ligature come with a cap?
The Rico tenor sax ligature is nickel plated. It does not come with a cap (sold separately). It comes with a four-point system to apply equal pressure, and it has a two-screw, inverted design. This ligature has been designed to fit a variety of mouthpieces and is compatible with the new Rico cap.
Is the BG l24rj tenor saxophone ligature any good?
The BG L24RJ tenor saxophone ligature with cap fits most common ligatures, helps prevent chipping and breaking of alto sax mouthpieces, and is a reliable, good quality product. Several buyers thought it was an excellent ligature.