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February 13, 2015 at 2:19 am #9981Anonymous
Wow just got my new mouthpiece today!
Made from new materials – not ebonite,
which theo claims is more resonant than
My instructor has one of the first ebonite
selmar solo mouthpieces, and he claims
it sounds better than modern day ebonite
selmar solo mouthpieces. Which suggests
that original ebonite miuthpieces maybe
different to present day ones in terms of
the way they are made.
I think Theo claims his A.R.T. material is
closer to the original ebonites! Who knows
Can’t wait to try it out! after i’ve soaked some
new reeds for it!
February 19, 2015 at 11:25 am #13606Anonymous
cool – looks like the next generation of mouthpieces are here on planet earth!
I hope it creates a new generation sound for the Sax – that would be awesome!August 2, 2015 at 3:48 pm #23532Abe SloanParticipant
So JB, What can you tell us about that mouthpiece?August 4, 2015 at 9:05 am #23619Anonymous
Abe – its a trophy piece!
Its too loud to play in small rooms!
Because i’m working on alto sax grades, it’s not suitable for classical music. It’s ideal for Jazz big band playing.
I use a selmar mouthpiece – which is ideal for doing classical music as it has the correct tone/projection.August 5, 2015 at 7:47 pm #23693Abe SloanParticipant
Good to know JB. I cannot afford one anyway. When I got my new Yani 2 months ago It came with a Yani 5 mouthpiece which I found unplayable so I got a Selmer C*. Last week I gave the Yani mp another try and and I really like it. It plays in tune better up and down the horn and the tones at both ends are much easier. Next is reeds. My teacher says that it will take 6 more months for the changes that I am going through now to yield to stability. Practice, patience, patient practice, and practice patience, his formula for eventual success.August 6, 2015 at 3:54 am #23696Anonymous
i remember the day when my teacher got a new mouthpiece he wanted, i said to him – ‘well go on then,
lets hear you play it’
He played jazz up and down the sax, and then stopped and said there’s lots of harmonics in the notes
that i don’t want to hear, it’l take my at least 2 weeks to get it to sound (embouchure wise) how the
notes should sound correctly – at that time i was just starting the altissimo course on overtones, so i
didn’t have a clue what he was talking about, i couldn’t hear anything wrong, but he could, obviously being
a pro, he’d developed a very good ear over the years.
Long tones & full chromatic scales – work wonders, in a matter of several weeks
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