Readers Questions Feb 2016

Friday, February 05, 2016

This time we answer saxophone questions about how to use a tuner, how to stop biting your saxophone mouthpiece and share advice on what to practice on saxophone for beginners.
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Saxophone Ligature Update

Monday, January 25, 2016

It’s the new year and lots of us are looking for a way to reinvigorate our sound and our playing. Experimenting with a new ligature can be a great way to do this but I’m often asked just how much difference a ligature can actually make to the sound.
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New baritone sax mouthpieces from Corry Bros

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Although we have all been frustrated with our mouthpieces from time to time, not many of us are brave enough to try and make a better one ourselves.
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Understanding Saxophone Mouthpieces

Thursday, September 17, 2015

When it comes to choosing a new mouthpiece the options available can be completely bewildering.  Hard rubber vs metal, tip opening, facing, baffles and chamber size - it can be difficult to know where to start.
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What's living on your saxophone mouthpiece?

Friday, May 01, 2015

It has always been a cause of incomprehension and amusement to me that woodwind players are more worried and paranoid about injuring their hands than their mouth or teeth.
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What is my saxophone mouthpiece made from?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The most sought after and famous saxophone mouthpieces are those manufactured in the 1950s and 1960s. These were the pieces used by “Giants of Jazz” like John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and Lester Young.
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We talk to celebrity pro saxophone players and learn about their approach to practice.

Transcriptions and tips to develop your tone, fingers and improvisation skills.

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