Almost Making Music (Sax on Friday)

Almost Making Music (Sax on Friday)

B A G C These are the four notes that I know how to play on the saxophone. I’m thankful that the names of the notes on the staff are the same as for the clarinet, so I don’t have to relearn that part. The fingering is of course, way different, and...
Almost Making Music (Sax on Friday)

It’s not like the clarinet (Sax on Friday)

I haven’t been feeling well and I’ve been using that as an excuse not to practice. Makes sense anyway. Mother nature is messing with my sinuses and I have issues breathing right now, not to mention the general “fug” of fibromyalgia and the...

Two Dollar Clarinet Reeds: Do they even play?

Over the last couple of months I’ll admit I’ve been on a bit of an eBay bender for cheap imported clarinet reeds. Part of it was that I was curious. Could you really play on a box of reeds that cost $2.86 and was shipped from China. What are those Chinese...
Composting Used Clarinet Reeds

Composting Used Clarinet Reeds

I’m disappointed in my D’Addario Reserve clarinet reeds. I’m glad I got a card with just some samples to try. I found the ends got very thin and they became super flexible and broke. I don’t think I’m hard on my reeds, and I only played...
Matching Mouthpieces (Sax on Friday)

Matching Mouthpieces (Sax on Friday)

I haven’t talked about my teaching myself to play saxophone, mostly because there wasn’t much to say. But after the success I had with the new clarinet mouthpieces (and did I mention they’re pretty?), I wanted one for my saxophone. I found this...

My Perfect Mouthpiece

I’m not quite sure what happened to the Yamaha mouthpiece that came with my clarinet. I know I still have it. But I think it might be in a case somewhere from one of my other clarinets (I have a ton of cheap, used, old ebay models I was going to refurbish), and...

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