Re: Greetings to all
Hey Sam, I think it is great you decided to start playing. As far as mouthpieces go I would definately start on a hard rubber, or plastic, instead of the metal. You will get a better and quicker response from a hard rubber. Metal mouthpieces are great but I would start on the others. Your old rough mouthpiece you found in the case might be something really cool, you never know. What is it? The Yamaha mouthpieces are not bad for beginners but as your sound, and technique, begin to develope you will want to upgrade. I start all my students on a 21/2 or a 3 strength and encourage them to work up to about a 3 or a 31/2. Your Ricos should be fine. Good luck and have fun!