Straight Talk on Bent Necks

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Sound waves behave differently in a straight conic environment than they do in a conic environment that also has a bend or curve in it. That is an acoustical fact. But, what does that mean to a player? Does it affect “playing” at all? The answer is yes. And the … 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