The Difference a Neck Can Make: Boston Sax Shop Heritage Alto Saxophone Neck Review

I have to admit, I usually stay away from anything to do with trying saxophone necks or different brands of saxophones.  So much of my time is already consumed with trying so many different saxophone mouthpieces that adding necks and saxophones to the mix is just too overwhelming for me.  The reality is that changing Read More…

Danny Walsh Tenor Sax Solo Transcription of Wave

Here’s another great saxophone solo transcription from a Youtube video that I started working on this morning.   This is another great solo from the terrific tenor sax player, Danny Walsh (I’ve already transcribed a couple other solos by him). Danny Walsh is an amazing NYC saxophone player that  many people may not know about but is definitely worth Read More…

Corry Bros Mesa Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today I am reviewing a new mouthpiece from Jim and Paul Corry over in the UK.  They are the owners of Corry Bros Saxophone Mouthpieces.  As happens regularly on my site, someone contacted me and asked if I could review some of the Corry Bros sax mouthpieces.  I had never heard of them but after Read More…

Free Chord Tone Cheat Sheet

Here’s a great tool that I made for my students years ago that I totally forgot about.  It’s called the Chord Tone Cheat Sheet.  I had a Skype student the other day that said he was looking for something like this on the internet but couldn’t find anything.  As he was speaking, I had this Read More…

Saxscape Live Slim Profile Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Ken Barry, at Saxscape mouthpieces has been making mouthpiece since before I started  my website at neffmusic.com.  About 4 years ago, I saw a clip of one of my favorite tenor sax players (Danny Walsh) on Youtube playing a prototype Saxscape “Live” tenor sax mouthpiece and I thought he sounded amazing on it.  Here is Read More…

2018 Neffmusic Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Reviews Rundown

I thought it would be fun to start recapping my reviews at the end of the year with a side by side list of the mouthpieces I have reviewed.  Many times, it helps to see and hear them side by side so here is the list of 2018 alto saxophone mouthpiece reviews from the beginning Read More…

2018 Neffmusic Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Reviews Rundown

I thought it would be fun to start recapping my reviews at the end of the year with a side by side list of the mouthpieces I have reviewed.  Many times, it helps to see and hear them side by side so here is the list of 2018 tenor saxophone mouthpiece reviews from the beginning Read More…

10mFan Showtime Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Mark Sepinuck, 10mFan as he is known in the saxophone world, has been producing a line of tenor and alto saxophone mouthpieces for the last six years that have been very popular with saxophone players around the world.  I have reviewed some of 10mFan’s tenor sax mouthpiece models in the past such as the Robusto, Read More…

Guardala Mouthpiece Informative Brochures From 1990

A friend of mine on Facebook, Adrian Chia, posted  these pictures of hardcopy Guardala mouthpiece brochures that he received from Dave Guardala in the mail back in 1990.  Dave was living in Hicksville NY at the time and working out of his garage from what I have heard.  If only I had a time machine……………  Read More…

RPC 110B Red Letter Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a RPC 110B tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Ron Coelho, at RPC mouthpieces.   I used to own one of these 110B tenor sax mouthpieces back in the mid 2000’s before I started this website and remember gigging on it for about 6-8 months at the time.  I was playing a lot of Read More…

The Michael Brecker Archive at William Paterson University

Dr. David Demsey at William Paterson University contacted me a few years ago to tell me about the “Living Jazz Archives” that the University was building and how they were adding a Michael Brecker Archive to the already existing archives that they already had.   The Living Jazz Archives are: A TEACHING TOOL for William Paterson University Read More…

The Art of Imitation-Michael Brecker on Peep

Someone on SOTW (Sax on the Web) posted a video this morning of Michael Brecker soloing over his tune Peep from the early 90’s. Peep was a Brecker tune from the album “Now You See It… (Now You Don’t) that blew my mind when it was released in 1990.   I was a young Brecker head Read More…

Free Video Lesson on Mastering Altered Pentatonics by Steve Neff

I decided to offer a free video lesson on my book Mastering Altered Pentatonics for everyone. I have sold many of these books and really want to make sure that everyone is getting the most they can out of them.  You can consider this an “overview” lesson on the various pentatonics covered in the book although Read More…

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