Month: July 2020

Saxophone Tone Boosters

This Sax Tone Booster is also known as the “Hollywood Tone Booster” I think because no one could spell Naujoks.. They have a great response and have been used by many of the great saxophone players of all time….

Mouthpiece Position on the Soprano Saxophone

Mouthpiece Position on the Soprano Saxophone: It is very important that the mouthpiece be pushed in or down on the neck cork a good amount for the soprano to play properly… this will of course vary a little but most players do not push the mouthpiece on the cork far enough.. The length of the […]

Practice 30 Club

Join our practice 30 club…. just join our email list and practice 30 minutes a day for 6 month and you will get a T-Shirt with our Practice 30 Club logo….We will use the honor system… but the time does not start until yoiu join our email list…

Good repairman

If you are in the area and need help then you need to see Jim ABOUT THE OWNER JIM GERMANN Background Jim Germann is a professional woodwind musician, playing flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and saxophone with a degree from Berklee College of Music in composition. While performing as a musician in Los Angeles, Jim worked with Oleg Garbuzov, […]

Practice

It is very important to remember that good practice habits are the only thing that will really improve your playing. New instruments can be great, new mouthpiece can be great but in the end you must practice… it is so important to get to know the instrument and mouthpiece you are playing…. learn what they […]

Tea Kittle Reg. Pip

Tales of a Woodwind Repairman 7.9.20: This is what was called the “Tea Kittle” register tube that Selmer had for a while…. It had two holes in the register pip.. both oblong… this really helped clear up the A above the staff on both altos and tenors… really good for the tenor…. I do not […]

Private lessons

Why should we take private lessons? It is very simple… if you have a good teacher they can show you short cuts to becoming a better player…. they have experience, they have played a lot and they are older… I am not saying you couldn’t learn these things by yourself…. but a good teacher can […]

“Cip”

“Cip” as he is known is the longest living woodwind player in the Los Angeles studio business… he is of course a legend here in LA… and I think most of the world…. he plays everyting, he is the nicest guy and he is a lot of fun to hang with…. it is his Birthday […]

Lanny’s Licks

Lanny’s Licks are by the Jazz Legend Saxophonist Lanny Morgan… Lanny has donated these beginning patterns to the Rheuben Allen Music Education Foundation for educational use…. NOT FOR SALE!.. Please feel free to download for students at no cost to the teachers or students…