I get asked about how to choose a mouthpiece all the time.  Which is fair because it’s a big decision…

and a complicated one.

So this week I called up Theo Wanne (master guru mouthpiece manufacturer) and asked him about it.

Actually to be honest, he is widely regarded as the best mouthpiece expert on the planet these days.  So, good guy to ask.

What you need to know about mouthpieces from Theo Wanne:

In this discussion Theo shares a truck load of information that blew me away.  This is all important stuff that we, as saxophone players, need to understand in order to make the right mouthpiece choice.  Our conversation covered:

  • The history of mouthpiece facings – and why this is important to you as a player.
  • Why cheaper mouthpieces can make playing saxophone harder.
  • How to choose your perfect sax mouthpiece that will unlock your potential.
  • Baffles, chambers and why you need to know about them.
  • and loads more!

Enjoy watching the conversation below. If you enjoy it as much as I did, please let me know in a comment below.

And, if you play one of Theo’s mouthpieces already, please share which one and what you think of it!


Find out more about Theo here:

Nigel McGill

After 25 years touring, performing all over the world, I setup Sax School to share what I have learned. Today thousands of players in more than 70 countries use the huge library of online saxophone lessons in Sax School. Find out how it can help you too!

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