Which Jody Jazz mouthpiece is best?
The ‘go-to’ jazz mouthpiece and Jody Jazz’s best-seller. The HR* has a medium sized, rounded chamber, allowing for a vintage sound. The hard rubber gives the mouthpiece a consistent sound, easy to blend within a saxophone section or with other instruments.
Are Jody Jazz mouthpieces good?
“Consistency” is the word that best describes a JodyJazz mouthpiece. All three mouthpieces I reviewed were clean, offering no manufacturing marks, imperfections or muddling of plating. Side and tip rails are even, sharp and precise. Each mouthpiece came with a D’Addario “H” ligature and cap.
What is the facing on a saxophone mouthpiece?
The facing is the curve in its entirety, it begins on the two side rails and ends with the tip opening of the saxophones mouthpiece whereas the tip opening is not really part of the saxophone mouthpiece’s curve; it’s just the opening.
How do I choose a tenor sax mouthpiece?
For sax mouthpieces the common rule is that softer materials produce a darker sound with less projection, while harder materials just the opposite (brighter and more projection). From plastics to metal though, you have a wide range of options to choose from, allowing you to truly customize your sound.
What mouthpiece does Jay Metcalf use?
BetterSax BURNIN’ Mouthpiece
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What is a mouthpiece facing?
The facing varies greatly among mouthpiece brands and plays a crucial role in the response each mouthpiece has. The facing dictates how free blowing or resistant a mouthpiece is, as well as the type of response the mouthpiece gives in the upper, middle, and lower registers of the instrument.
How do you pick an opening tip for a saxophone mouthpiece?
Tip opening of saxophone mouthpiece. The mouthpiece tip opening corresponds to the distance between the reed and the tip of the mouthpiece. A simple way to see it is to lay the mouthpiece flat on a table: then notice there are a few millimeters between the mouthpiece and the table, this is the tip-opening.
Do you need a jazz mouthpiece?
If you play different types of musical styles, you will need different types of mouthpieces. Different mouthpiece produce different sounds. A “Classical” mouthpiece will perform better for certain types of classical music. A “Jazz” mouthpiece will perform better for most jazz music.
How do you flatten a mouthpiece table?
Write all over the table with a plain old graphite pencil (mechanical or wood, doesn’t matter, but wood is easier), then drag it on a piece of plain white copy paper on top of a flat surface like a granite counter top. Wherever the pencil doesn’t smear or rub off is lower than the rest.
What is the facing on a clarinet mouthpiece?
the facing length : it is the length between the mouthpiece’s tip and the point of contact with the reed. It is independent from the opening.
What makes the Jody Jazz DV so special?
The Jody Jazz DV is a true powerhouse. Its free-blowing nature allowing it to be pushed to brighter sounds without the shrillness some metal tenor mouthpieces are known for. Hand-finished in 24 karat gold plated brass, the Jody Jazz DV is ideal for anyone looking for projection and power.
Which Jody Jazz metal mouthpiece should I buy?
The brightest of the four metal mouthpieces from Jody Jazz is the Super Jet. This one is designed specifically for contemporary players who want the maximum power and projection without sacrificing a beautiful tone. You can play ballads on these too.
What is the best metal mouthpiece for saxophone?
It provides tons of power, projection and control at all volume levels over the full range of the saxophone. It definitely sits on the brighter end of the spectrum so if you play pop, rock, smooth jazz, funk but also play traditional jazz, this is a great choice. The brightest of the four metal mouthpieces from Jody Jazz is the Super Jet.
Who is the Jody Jazz Giant?
The Jody Jazz GIANT is at home playing loud and proud in a big band, and fronting pop and funk groups, or in more classic settings like quartets and concert bands. This video demo by Jody Espina shows off the qualities of the Giant Tenor Mouthpiece.