Monthly Archives: August 2014

22 Aug 2014

A Beginner’s Guide to Saxophone Mouthpieces

HOOOOONK! SQUEEEEAK! QUAAAACK! NYEEEEEAAAARGH!  Anyone who has (or has had a kid who has) played saxophone is familiar with these sounds —something between squealing microphone feedback and the utterances of an angry Wookie.  It’s likely you’ve spent hundreds on your first horn (or $40+ per month to your rental company), spent money on music stands, books, reeds, and lessons, but what about the mouthpiece?  With a bit of guidance and the appropriate equipment, any student should be able to produce […]