Reeds for Soprano

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Unless you’re new to playing saxophone, you already know that finding the right brand and strength of reed can be a tough and frustrating job. For soprano saxophone, I think it’s one of the most important things a player has to accomplish because it sets things up for the “real … Read More

What About Large Tip Openings for Soprano ?

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What do you get when you play a larger tip opening on soprano? What qualities does it add or subtract, if any? These are legitimate questions and, unfortunately, there are way too many myths and old wives’ tales that abound regarding large tip opneings on soprano: harder to play requires much … Read More

Missing Link in Action

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French saxophonist Jean Yves Auchere plays his large tipped Missing Link on his Rampone & Cazzani saxello with a deep, rich, dark sound full of texture and warmth. Each Missing Link I make is made specifically for the individual player, the conception he or she has, and is made to … Read More

In Case You Haven’t Heard

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There is a world of fabulous and interesting soprano saxophonists, and it is always a good idea to “open your ears” to as many as you can. It’s not about “liking” or “not liking” the music; it is about considering a different sound, a different approach, a different aesthetic. It’s … Read More

The Trouble with Almost All Soprano Mouthpieces

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There’s a good reason that most players experience lots of problems on soprano: the mouthpiece they play is awful. It’s not the design that is awful. It is the simple fact that commercial mouthpiece makers don’t take the time to make certain the mouthpiece is correct. I would further say … Read More

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