Aebersold - Saxophone Mouthpiece Selection / Bob Scarff (SMS)
This is the book no Saxophone or Clarinetist should be without.
For the cost of a couple of reeds, you can save yourself a ton of money and a load of aggravation. Don't spend $100.00 to $500.00 on a mouthpiece before reading this book.
1. Learn the properties to look for to get the sound you want.
2. Learn how mouthpieces work and how certain design characteristics affect sound and playability.
3. Learn what mouthpieces to check out and why.
4. Learn about sax necks, ligatures, reeds and much more!
Includes lots of photos and illustrations. You'll refer to this guide again and again! 88 pages. Spiral bound.
"THANK YOU SO MUCH for writing such a truly humorous book, that I couldn't put down until I had finished it, on a really, for the most part, dry subject that there are so many mistruths about out there and that can cause a fight to break out when one or more reed players are gathered together discussing their version of the truth visa vi mouthpieces and reeds.....
If all the world played saxophone this would truly be on the New York Times best sellers list for ever and ever and you wouldn't have to take any more of those wallpaper gigs."
Long time professional saxophonist