Mouthpiece for a tenor in Uruguay
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Author:  paulrace [ Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Mouthpiece for a tenor in Uruguay

A reader writes:

Hola, he vuelto al mundo de la musica hace unos meses y me agrada leer en tu web. Hace 25 años estuve estudiando saxo tenor, tenía un Orsi (Milano) pero no recuerdo que boquilla usaba. Luego abandoné los estudios. Ahora a mis 54 años retomo con un Yamaha YTS 100. La boquilla no tiene marca ni identificacion alguna. Veo que es abierta y no es profesional, aunque descarga buen volumen. Me cuesta un poco tocar aunque ya hace unos meses que estoy estudiando. Mi consulta es qué boquilla me recomiendas. No soy profesional ni pienso vivir de la música. Pero sí quiero tocar sin problemas este instrumento que tanto me apasiona.
Te mando un abrazo desde Montevideo, Uruguay.
Muchas gracias !!

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Hello, I have returned to the world of music a few months ago and I like reading on your website. 25 years ago I was studying tenor saxophone, I had an Orsi (Milan) but I do not remember which mouthpiece I used. Then I dropped out. Now to my 54 years I return with a Yamaha YTS 100. The mouthpiece has no mark or any identification. I see it is open and not professional, although it does discharge good volume. It costs me a little to play although I have been studying for a few months now. My question is what tip do you recommend? I'm not a professional and I'm not going to live on music. But I do want to play this instrument that I'm so passionate about.
I send you a hug from Montevideo, Uruguay.
Thank you very much !!

Pedro, I hope this makes sense to you. I have always had great luck with Selmer C* mouthpieces. They dramatically improve the sound of almost any horn over the sound of the stock mouthpiece.

There are probably better mouthpieces, but these are issued with some of Selmer's better horns, and they often go on the used market when the owner buys a much more expensive one.

Here is a seller who says they ship to Latin America: ... SwD5ZZwUYY

Several of the other sellers have lower prices, but they don't ship to Uruguay. :-(

A C** is a little more open, for playing more loudly, such as rock and roll or loud jazz. A C mouthpiece is a little more closed, for classical playing. I always found the C* to be a good compromise for most kinds of music.

Hope this helps,


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