Adam Larson Chord Tone Blues Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

Here is a short two chorus transcription of the young tenor saxophonist Adam Larson playing a tenor saxophone solo over a blues progression that I saw on Instagram the other day.  Adam is mostly just using chord tones on this tenor sax solo with a few tritone substitutions here and there.  It is not overly Read More…

Insane Sam Dillon Monster Lick of the Day Tenor Sax Transcription

Here is another short transcription of an incredibly fast jazz line by Sam Dillon that I saw on Instagram the other day.  I hate to think that this is how Sam warms up for a recording session.  Haha!  I transcribed this just for my own enjoyment.  The line itself, is not technically hard and it Read More…

Saxscape Arizona Slim Profile Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a Saxscape Arizona slim profile 7* (.104 tip opening) tenor saxophone mouthpiece that Ken Barry at Saxscape mouthpieces recently sent me to try out and perhaps review. Within the last year, I reviewed a Saxscape Live model tenor sax mouthpiece as well as a Saxscape Fat Cat Classic and Downtown MB1 Read More…

Phil-Tone Orion Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today I am reviewing another great tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Phil Engleman at Phil-Tone mouthpieces.  I have reviewed quite a few Phil-Tone sax mouthpieces on the site already and am always interested when Phil announces a new Phil-Tone saxophone mouthpiece model. A couple of months ago he announced that he had a new tenor Read More…

Phil-Tone Orion Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today I am reviewing another great alto saxophone mouthpiece made by Phil Engleman at Phil-Tone mouthpieces.  I have reviewed quite a few Phil-Tone sax mouthpieces on the site already and am always interested when Phil announces a new Phil-Tone saxophone mouthpiece model. A couple of months ago he announced that he had a new mouthpiece Read More…

SYOS Lorenzo Ferrero Signature Model Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the Lorenzo Ferrero signature model 8* tenor saxophone mouthpiece from SYOS mouthpieces in France.  This is my fourth SYOS tenor saxophone mouthpiece I will be reviewing today.  I have already reviewed the SYOS Chad LB signature model tenor sax mouthpiece ,the Tivon Pennicott signature model tenor sax mouthpiece and the Michael Read More…

SYOS Steve Kortyka Signature Model Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the SYOS Steve Kortyka Signature Model Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece from SYOS mouthpieces in France.  This is my sixth SYOS  saxophone mouthpiece I will be reviewing today.  If you want to check out the other SYOS saxophone mouthpieces I have reviewed so far you can click here:  SYOS Mouthpiece Reviews This SYOS Read More…

RPC Gold Series 110B Ultem AirBeam Prototype Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

*Sadly, Ron Coelho passed away on 12/24/2019. We had a long conversation in October of that year. Even though I only talked to Ron a couple times over the years, this last conversation was like talking to a good friend. We talked about everything you could think of having to do with the saxophone, life, Read More…

Gottsu Sepia Tone VI Marble Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece from Gottsu mouthpieces in Japan.  I had received some emails from a few different fans of my site who were impressed with the Gottsu sax mouthpieces they had played and I decided to reach out to the Gottsu company and see if I could review Read More…

JLV Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Sound Resurfacing Ligature Review

Today, I am reviewing an innovative new saxophone mouthpiece ligature I received from JLV Sound in France.  It is the JLV Sound Resurfacing Sax Ligature for hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpieces. This is not your everyday run of the mill saxophone ligature.  I have included quite a few photos and even a video presentation of Read More…

Boston Sax Shop Superlative Tenor Saxophone Ligature Review

Today, I am reviewing a beautiful new saxophone ligature I received from Jack Finucane at the Boston Sax Shop.  It is the Boston Sax Shop Superlative Sax Ligature for hard rubber tenor sax mouthpieces. I have reviewed a number of Boston Sax Shop products on this site in the past and have written about Jack Read More…

SYOS Michael Wilbur Signature Model Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the Michael Wilbur signature model 8* tenor saxophone mouthpiece from SYOS mouthpieces in France.  This is my third SYOS tenor saxophone mouthpiece I will be reviewing today.  I have already reviewed the Chad LB SYOS Signature model mouthpiece for tenor sax and the Tivon Pennicott Signature model mouthpiece for  tenor sax Read More…

SYOS Dayna Stephens Signature Model Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the Dayna Stephens signature model 7 soprano saxophone mouthpiece from SYOS mouthpieces in France.  This is my first soprano sax mouthpiece from SYOS that I am reviewing and I have to admit that I am pretty blown away by this Dayna Stephens soprano mouthpiece.   I literally took this mouthpiece out of Read More…

The Best Saxophone Embouchure: Where’s that Bottom Lip?

I just completed a new saxophone video lesson entitled “The Best Embouchure for Tone, Intonation and Endurance Lesson” in which I teach my approach to the saxophone playing embouchure and playing the saxophone.  While working on the sax lesson, I thought it would be a cool idea to search the internet for good photos of Read More…

Theo Wanne Gaia 3 Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

I was excited to hear that Theo Wanne was releasing a new alto saxophone mouthpiece called the Gaia 3 a few months ago and asked Theo if I could review it.  I had reviewed the original Gaia alto saxophone mouthpiece back in 2010 and it was one of  the best alto saxophone mouthpieces I have Read More…

Free Video Lesson on The New Ultimate II-V-I Primer-Major Keys by Steve Neff

I decided to offer a free video lesson on my book The New Ultimate II-V-I Primer-Major Keys (Digital PDF Book) 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 Read More…

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