Tag: saxophone

Giardinelli Brand Spotlight Part 2: Instruments

Giardinelli Brand Spotlight Part 2: Instruments

In the first part of this series, we introduced you to Giardinelli mouthpieces, reeds, and accessories, but did you know Giardinelli sells premium brasswind and woodwind instruments, too? Giardinelli may be a…

Saxophone: Renting vs. Buying for Beginners

If you’re thinking about taking up the saxophone, you might be considering whether you should purchase a new instrument or rent one until you’re sure the saxophone is something you’re seriously interested…

Six Tips for Playing the Saxophone

The saxophone is a versatile and expressive instrument and, with proper training and lots of practice, can be relatively easy to play. Many musicians agree that, although it’s not always the easiest…

The Difference Between a Beginner and Professional Mouthpieces

Alto & Tenor Sax: Similarities & Differences

When it comes to saxophones, there are four major varieties: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Among these, the alto and tenor saxophones have become favorites among musicians, composers, and listeners. Professional musicians,…

How to Adjust Saxophone Reeds

How to Adjust Saxophone Reeds

When you play the saxophone, you should expect to have some trouble with your reeds. Finding a reed that produces a great sound is one hurdle but, even if you find the…

Saxophone Embouchure: Tips for Beginners

Saxophone Embouchure: Tips for Beginners

In its simplest terms, embouchure means what you do with your mouth; therefore, saxophone embouchure is what you do with your mouth while playing the saxophone. If you’re new to playing the…

What Are Single Reed Instruments?

What Are Single Reed Instruments?

Whether your child is interested in playing the saxophone or clarinet or already does, you may be curious about what a single reed instrument is. Where did they originate? How do they…

How to Choose a Saxophone Case

How to Choose a Saxophone Case

The best money you can spend on a saxophone, besides purchasing the saxophone itself, is purchasing a case that fits your child’s horn and fits the needs and usage pattern of your…

Choosing a Saxophone Reed

Choosing a Saxophone Reed

As you’ve been browsing the web for a new saxophone for your child, you’ve likely seen a lot of talk about finding the right saxophone reed- that’s because the reed is one…

Artist Interview: Dennis DiBlasio

Artist Interview: Denis DiBlasio

Artist Interview: The Value in Upgrading You Instrument By Yamaha Flute/Saxophone Artist Denis DiBlasio Denis DiBlasio directs the jazz program and is also the Executive Director of The Maynard Ferguson Institute of…