World’s Best Soprano Saxophone Mouthpieces
Playing soprano saxophone is easy when your mouthpiece is right.
You will find the most useful information about playing soprano saxophone right here. I’ve spent a long lifetime devoted to playing soprano saxophone, and I’ve learned a lot that can help you. Forget what a lot of people tell you about the soprano sax being so difficult. That is just not true, and I can prove it to you.
The very first thing to know is this: almost all of the problems faced by soprano sax players are caused by their mouthpiece. That is a fact.
At SOPRANOPLANET, you will find out how to recognize those problems and what you should do about them. It is not hard and it is not expensive. But it will make a HUGE difference in your playing and in your enjoyment.
Say goodbye to 99% of soprano issues, almost instantly.
There are hundreds of comments from soprano players worldwide here. Take some time to read them. They will tell you all you need to know about what you can expect.
It’s true. And I guarantee it.
New ! Soprano sax solo transcriptions available!
New for 2022, I’ll be offering selected transcriptions of solos by some of the great soprano players, past and present. I have a 40 year collection of them and will get them into PDF form one at a time.
To begin, nothing is better than one from Steve Lacy during his early Thelonious Monk period. Follow the link to a transcription from 1958’s REFLECTION recording. FOUR IN ONE.
Huge price drop on OPEN SKY 2: The Ferrari of soprano mouthpieces! Not a sale! $199 is the new, permanent price for arguably the finest, guaranteed soprano mouthpiece made.
Special Mouthpiece Rebalance Offer !
You’ve landed on SopranoPlanet, where every soprano saxophone mouthpiece is hand-crafted and play-tested by me, a dedicated soprano saxophonist for almost 40 years . You will find a lot of important information about all things soprano on this site: about intonation on soprano saxophone, about common issues on soprano sax, about players, about music and about a lot more.
Many people claim the soprano sax is ” a beast”, but that is just not so. Take it from a dedicated soprano player with a long career in music. I spent most of my musical life playing only the soprano saxophone. A great soprano mouthpiece makes a huge difference when it comes to playing and enjoying soprano sax. You will be amazed when it happens for you. Read what players are saying. It’s true.
And let me say this: I am dedicated to the soprano saxophone and soprano mouthpieces. That’s all I do and I know more than anybody else about soprano mouthpieces. That doesn’t mean somebody else can’t make a good soprano mouthpiece. What it DOES mean is that I can tell you with virtually 100% certainty that I can make a soprano mouthpiece that will play for you, the way you like it and that you will know it the minute you play it. I have learned all the variables, from horns to styles of players, and I can put all the parts together. Nobody else does that because nobody else has tried. I’ll say it once more: Read what players are saying. It’s true.
GT Titanium Alloy Soprano Sax! A “pro horn” you should know about!
New on the market and one of the best I’ve ever played. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the market for a great pro-level at a great price. From Old Dog New Saxophones. Read more…..
The S440: our newest soprano saxophone mouthpiece !
News! SopranoPlanet joins with MARCA Reeds!
Every new SopranoPlanet soprano saxophone mouthpieces will ship with a selected Marca Superieure reed, courtesy of Marca Reeds. Once you play one, you’ll know why!
Missing Link Mouthpiece
$354 with Ligature & Cap
“Played round the world! ”
Metropolitain Soprano Sax Mouthpiece
$565 with Ligature & Cap
Handmade from French Ebonite
S440: Sopranoplanet delivers “that Bechet sound”
$354 with Ligature & Cap
The newest design from SopranoPlanet!
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Meeting Clients In The Shop: Working Together
CUSTOM FITTING FOR A SOPRANO SAX MOUTHPIECE Part 1 There have been a lot of players through my small shop over the last 10 years, players that have come from as far away as Brazil and Japan to work with … Read More
New: Sopranoplanet You Tube Channel
We’re launching a special You Tube channel devoted to all things soprano, and that means detailed information about : Reeds Horns Practice Mouthpieces Tone Tips Solutions for issues we all encounter Check out the introductory video.
Transcription: STEVE LACY’s JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
Steve Lacy : JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
SOPRANOPLANET: Now Offering Soprano Consultations
I’ve been asked so often about giving lessons on playing soprano, and each time I’ve declined. There are a lot of reasons, but perhaps the most important is that I have never thought that there is one way to play … Read More
Soprano Transcriptions : Learn from the Best!
Here you will find a growing collection of excellent transcriptions of soprano sax solos from the masters. Working on these, along with listening to the original recordings, will give you a lot of great things to work on: articulations, phrasing, … Read More
Playing Soprano Sax requires a tighter, firmer embouchure. Fact or fiction?
Fiction. So, we are supposed to believe that there is something about the soprano sax that requires a tighter, firmer embouchure than an alto, tenor or baritone sax? I hear this nonsense quite often from players that believe it. Of … Read More
INTRODUCTION TO SOPRANO SAXOPHONE Part 2
(Note: It is always imperative that you know that your horn is in good adjustment and, most importantly, that your soprano mouthpiece is correctly set up. Failure and trouble are inevitable if either is amiss) Part 2 / BLOWING AND … Read More