Let’s Talk Tone

  Specifically, how much specific control can a player get for creating tonal variation in their soprano sound? The flip side of that question is this: how much of the tone achieved by a player is dependent on his equipment … Read More

METROPOLITAIN in Action- Jean Yves Auchere

I am fortunate to know this beautiful musician and have made a few mouthpieces for him over the years. Recently, Jean Yves required a change and I determined that the Metropolitain was likely to provide the right response and tone … Read More

Once You Know ……

There is this unending myth that the soprano sax is a beast, but it isn’t. Play a well balanced mouthpiece on a soprano and you will know it very quickly. But most players have never played on a good soprano … Read More

Understanding Your Mouthpiece

The amount of misunderstanding and pure nonsense surrounding saxophone mouthpieces is staggering, and it has consequences for students and players. First, there are consequences in performance, but there is also consequences in expense and in satisfaction and joy. In short, … Read More

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