Tips Posts

Jazz Mouthpiece Recommendations for Saxophone

When looking for a new mouthpiece I think it is a great idea to try out a few mouthpieces before you decide on making the purchase. I have some recommendations for jazz mouthpieces that will help the development of a quality jazz sound. I believe that starting out on a hard rubber jazz mouthpiece will help develop a strong sound and feel for the jazz mouthpieces.

If you are just getting started in jazz band I would recommend trying out some Meyer and Otto Link mouthpieces preferably the hard rubber. These mouthpieces are not only great for beginners, but more advanced players as well. If you are a little bit more advanced with jazz music. I would highly recommend trying out the Vandoren V16 M/S+, Daddario Jazz Select (pictured), or Jody Jazz Hr*. These mouthpieces are high quality and reasonably priced!

Please reach out to me if you have any questions!

The Repair Shop at Paige’s Music – FAQs

We often get questions about having an instrument repaired at Paige’s Music. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions that will be helpful if you are considering sending in your instrument for service.

Woodwind Classical Mouthpiece Recommendations

When looking for a new mouthpiece I think it is a great idea to try out a few mouthpieces before you decide on making the purchase. I have some recommendations for classical mouthpieces. These mouthpieces will suit playing in a concert band or solo setting.

Saxophone Mouthpieces – Jazz versus Classical

Selmer C* (left/classical) – Vandoren V16 (right/jazz)

When talking about jazz and classical mouthpieces I believe that you first need to understand the major sound difference between the two genres of music.

Step Up Your Instrument with Step Up To Yamaha 2020

 

School has been back in session for a few months. And whether you are in-person, virtual, or on a hybrid schedule, it is a great time to talk about the benefits of an upgraded instrument!  Manufacturers build student level instruments to be durable and easy to play. This is great for a new player but it can become a detriment as the individual progresses.  Some of the benefits that you gain with an upgraded instrument can include: better tone, improved range, new features and even different materials that are used when making it.

Another great time about this time of year is that it is rebate season and the most popular one is Step Up to Yamaha!  The Step Up to Yamaha rebate promotion provides great consumer offers on some of the finest quality instruments from one of the most recognizable brands in the music industry.  This is an opportunity to get a great instrument and receive either a $50 or $100 rebate back from Yamaha.

Paige’s Music is one the select few Yamaha Shokunun dealers in Indiana! That means we carry a very wide array of Intermediate, Professional, and Custom level Yamaha Instruments. This includes Xeno and Custom Z Trumpets and Trombones, Custom EX and Custom Z Saxophones, Custom clarinets, and so much more! You can schedule an appointment to try are large Yamaha instrument selection on our website

For more information, please follow the links above, or call us at 1-800-382-1099.

PPE at Paige’s Music

We are excited and encouraged to see so many students gearing up for back-to-school and joining band and orchestra! While things certainly look a little different this year, there is one thing that remains the same; the positive, life changing experiences your students will gain by participating in music. Our team is ready to assist and support you and your student in any way possible!

In saying that, we have added some new products to our website. These items have been designed by our manufacturer partners to help mitigate the spread of aerosols from wind instruments. You can view the complete and detailed list here.

As always, if there is anything we can do for you during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out!

What Did You Learn From Being In Band Or Orchestra?

We share “Music Truths” a couple of times a week that focus on all of the benefits that students gain from participating in school music. This time on our student spotlight, the students of the SYO share a few things that they’ve learned along the way that will benefit them in the future.

Summer Is Ending – Make Sure Your Instrument Is Ready

We recommend that you send your instrument in for a check-up at least 2 times a year to keep it in proper playing condition. And what better time to do that then during summer break while you may have some down time. And if you need a loaner to use while we have your instrument, we have you covered.*

Bring your instrument by our store M-F 10-6 and Sat. 10-4, or give us a call to see if we have visits scheduled for your school over the summer. Have questions? Call us at 1.317.577.3415 or drop us an email at repair@paigesmusic.com.

Enjoy your time off and don’t forget to practice!

*Loaner instruments guaranteed for all active rentals and service policies only. Loaners for general repair customers dependent upon our loaner instrument inventory.