Designed from thicker cane with a heel taper very similar to German-style reeds, the VanDoren Bb clarinet 56 rue Lepic reeds offer a rich and focused sound. Designed from thicker cane with a heel taper very similar to German-style reeds, the 56 rue Lepic emits a rich, centered, and extremely pure sound while providing maximum […]
American Cut Jazz Sax Reeds
The American Cut represents the next generation of Légère saxophone reeds. From the first note, the reed speaks with total ease while giving players just the right amount of tonal edge. It is effortlessly free-blowing, colorful, and loaded with personality. The American Cut’s distinct profile is what gives players a full, clear low register and […]
The Basics of Buying Woodwind Reeds for Beginning Band Parents
Some students choose to rent their instruments and some choose to purchase, but every parent of a woodwind player faces the question: What reeds do I have to buy?
MakingMusicMag/NAMM 2019 Product Spotlight: Vandoren Ligature / Juno Reeds
Check out the new pink gold ligature expanded line from Vandoren, as well as their line of JUNO reeds for students that we saw at the 2019 NAMM Show!
MakingMusicMag/NAMM 2019 Product Spotlight: SYOS Mouthpieces
SYOS stands for Shape Your Own Sound. The technology and the science behind their mouthpieces have been developed as a result of many years of research in acoustics. A mouthpiece that helps the musician to get the sound he or she desires more easily means more freedom when playing.
Reed Selection Tips from a Pro
Selecting the right reed can be confusing, especially for beginners. To a certain extent it is a personal choice and will take experimentation and experience to figure out what’s right for you and your playing style. Even for experienced musicians, it is often a difficult and frustrating aspect of playing a reed instrument. The following information from A Guide to the Art of Adjusting Saxophone Reeds, by James Rötter, gives some tips.