How to Play the Saxophone
What is embouchure?
Embouchure is the shape of the mouth and the use of the muscles around the mouth on the mouthpiece of a wind instrument. Embouchure can change the timbre and pitch, so it is very important to control it.
Is there any way to avoid teeth marks on the mouthpiece?
The mouthpiece is a consumable item, and it naturally accumulates teeth marks, but a mouthpiece patch is one method of preventing this. However, when the teeth are making strong contact (i.e. there is a tendency to bite down), there may be a problem with the embouchure. With proper embouchure, the teeth are just touching the mouthpiece, and the muscles around the mouth are closing on the mouthpiece.