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5 Wind Instrument Christmas Ideas Under $50

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Upgraded Reeds Consider upgrading to higher quality reeds. Premium reeds for clarinet players include the new Vandoren V21 reeds or the D’Addario Reserve reeds. These reeds allow for Immediate response and depth of tone. Consistency is improved in all registers. For saxophone players consider D’addario Reserve or try a Vandoren Jazz Sampler to find that perfect jazz cut reed.   Mutes Brass players add to you sonic options by using different mutes. The Humes and Berg trumpet and trombone mutes have stood the test of time. Consider starting with a straight and or cup mute to begin with.   Maintenance Packs All...

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Alto Saxophone - Jazz Mouthpieces - Comparing 3 Models

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Today we decided to compare 3 very different alto sax jazz mouthpieces. Each has its' place in different styles of jazz playing. From brilliant and loud to dark, and round, we are sure one of these mouthpieces will fit your style of playing. The first mouthpiece in our comparison is the Lebayle Metal Jazz Chamber alto sax mouthpiece in a 7*. This mouthpiece offers a nice full sound reminiscent of a metal Otto Link mouthpiece. With a little extra effort this mouthpiece can be pushed for lead playing, or lay off to blend well in the mix. A versatile mouthpiece...

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