This cartoon has been floating around on the Internet for a couple of months. It’s a Batman and Robin cartoon where the talk bubbles can be co-opted in many different ways. This, as a saxophonist, is my favorite adaptation:
Most musicians don’t do the long tone exercise because it can be boring. I like to ask the sax players in my different music ensembles to do the long tone exercise starting soft and getting loud and then coming back to soft.
We should do this watching the tuning needle when we can as most of us tend to blow flat as you get louder. And it should be done at the start of every practice session and through a number of notes. It really is an excellent step towards developing that killer sound that we all strive for.