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by pminnick
(3 posts)
5 years ago

Beginner mouthpiece?

What would be a good beginner mouthpiece for my 9 year old son? Was looking at a yamaha 4c? Oh yeah, he will be playing Alto sax.

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  1. by SuperSax875
    (55 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: Beginner mouthpiece?

    That is a perfect mouthpiece for beginner. Cheap and much better than a stock piece.

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    1. by pminnick
      (3 posts)

      5 years ago

      Re: Beginner mouthpiece?

      Thank you for the reply. Another question, what reed should I get for him? I noticed they come in different strengths? Anything else I should be getting him? Thank you so much for your help. Paul

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      1. by SuperSax875
        (55 posts)

        5 years ago

        Re: Beginner mouthpiece?

        There are quite a few different brands of reeds, but Vandoren (traditional, in the blue box) or Rico reeds are ideal for students. Rico are cheaper, but Vandoren are much better quality. Keep in mind that most beginning students break their reeds often. In regards to strength, go with a 2 for now. As he progresses, his lungs will become stronger and he will need stronger reeds. Best Wishes, Brad

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        1. by pminnick
          (3 posts)

          5 years ago

          Re: Beginner mouthpiece?

          Thank you very much. I ended up getting the 4c and some Rico 2 reeds. Paul

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