There is a lot of information, insights and thoughts about playing soprano saxophone here. There are no “lessons”, just information and opinions that have been forged over a long time. You’ll find information on horns, mouthpiece styles, reed choice, intonation, bores, curved and semi-curved necks, players, recordings and sometimes some real treasures that come my way. I will share them here whenever I can. So, come back once in a while. Sometimes the information might be the same but the “change” has occured in you. It happens, thankfully and we grow.

 

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A Beautiful Sound on Soprano Sax

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A Beautiful Sound on Soprano Sax The title says it all. This new series of articles is about one subject: the search for beauty on soprano sax. I’ve been a dedicated soprano saxophonist for most of my career, and that has led me on a very special path, full of … Read More

ABOUT LARGE CHAMBER SOPRANO PIECES

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So, here’s a picture of 5 vintage large chamber soprano mouthpieces side by side. This picture alone should tell you something right away. Each of these pieces are very good players since I cleaned up the ubiquitous table and facing issues. That said, they are so different, one to the … Read More

Case of The Flat Top End

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The Case of The Flat Top End So, I have a client who could not play his Sopranoplanet mouthpiece in tune on his soprano. The top end would be WAY FLAT, which is an unusual occurrence, to say the least. I had him send it back to me and…it played … Read More

Check Your Own Mouthpiece !

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  If you want to really “know something” about your mouthpiece, here is a simple and safe way to find out. It will not affect your mouthpiece if you do it as I instruct in this article, but it will tell you something that you almost certainly don’t know about … Read More

HALL OF SHAME

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It ocurred to me that I should start taking some photos of brand new soprano mouthpieces that come my way that clearly show how bad quality control is from major mouthpiece makers. Names have not been changed to protect the innocent; the innocent are the folks who shell out real … Read More

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