My “Secret” List of the Funkiest Minor Tunes to Practice to……..

Today, I’m going to share my “secret” list of funk tunes that I have been practicing to for a few years now.  These are tunes that I bought on iTunes because I was sick of the generic Jamey Aebersold tracks that we all practice to.   I spent many hours one week going through iTunes Read More…

A Couple of Live Gig Sax Clips from the Past………

I was going through my computer this morning deleting random junk files and miscellaneous recordings from the past when I came across some clips from a gig some 10+ years ago.   It’s a rough “live” gig recording and not a polished studio recording so try not to be too critical of it.   I Read More…

Phil-tone JZ Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another great mouthpiece by Phil Engleman at Phil-Tone mouthpieces.    Phil Engleman is the founder of Phil-Tone mouthpieces and I have reviewed a number of his excellent mouthpieces in the past.  The Equinox, the Eclipse, the Solstice, the Tribute, the Sapphire, the Mosaic, the Rift etc…………… Phil has even more models that Read More…

Rafael Navarro Bebop Special Silver Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today I am reviewing another great mouthpiece by Rafael Navarro.  This is a metal silver plated Bebop Special model.  I have reviewed most of Rafael Navarro’s tenor models in the past but I’m always excited when I can try a new one!   The Navarro Bebop Special hard rubber model is the mouthpiece that Bob Mintzer plays Read More…

Free Video Lesson on Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale and Language Book 1 & 2

I decided to offer a free video lesson on my book “Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale and Language Book 1 & 2” for everyone. I have sold many of these books over the years and really want to make sure that everyone is getting the most out of them that they can.  You can consider this Read More…

Vincent Herring Alto Sax Transcription-All the Things You Are

This is a very cool transcription from a 1996 bootleg recording of Vincent Herring soloing over “All the Things You Are” on the alto sax.  I have no further information about the recording except that it is from 1-27-96. This transcription was done by a very talented 10th grade student of mine up here in northern Read More…

Mouthpiece Cafe House Blend II Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another saxophone mouthpiece made by Brian Powell and Erik Greiffenhagen over at Mouthpiece Cafe.  If you have visited my site before you probably know that I hold Brian and Erik in pretty high regard.  They have both done tons of sax mouthpiece refacing jobs for me over the years with great results. Read More…

Improving Saxophone Altissimo Exercise with Chris Potter

I just happened upon this as I was perusing the web and drinking my morning coffee just now. Chris Potter playing Giant Steps.  The hard part…… he can’t go below high C. How many of you are brave enough to take on this challenge?……….I’m inspired to practice!   Awesome! Share :

Attisound Python Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another mouthpiece made by Carlo Atti in Italy.  I had never heard of Attisound Mouthpieces but Carlo contacted me last year and asked if I would be interested in reviewing some of his mouthpieces on my site.  I was curious after looking at some pictures and agreed to try them out. Read More…

Neffmusic 10 Year Anniversary-One of My First Lessons!!

Ok, so I have to post this……….It’s the  official 10 year anniversary of www.neffmusic.com.    I started the site in the Fall of 2006 but it really got up and running in 2007.  So 2017 is the official 10 year anniversary. Woohoo!!!! (Yes, I’m very proud………..) I was going through my computer tonight deleting random Read More…

Attisound Black Mamba Aluminum Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another mouthpiece made by Carlo Atti in Italy.  I had never heard of Attisound mouthpieces but Carlo contacted me last year and asked if I would be interested in reviewing some of his mouthpieces on my site.  I was curious after looking at some pictures and agreed to try them out. Read More…

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