Re: Looking for a New Mouthpiece
I absolutely agree with lessons. I disagree with sticking with a stock piece (unless is a nice hard rubber number like the stock piece on a Yamaha Custom, I ended up tossing my C* and playing the Yamaha as my legit alto mouthpiece). A good hard rubber mouthpiece gives a young saxophonist a better concept of what the horn is supposed to sound like, meaning more overtones are present
and the sound should immediately be fuller and warmer as compared to a stock plastic piece. I feel young musicians should start with a good, high quality horn(not necessarily a pro horn), decent reeds, and a high end mouthpiece.