Although practicing and proper cleaning and maintenance are important, a fundamental part of being a successful saxophonist is choosing the correct saxophone mouthpiece. The right sax mouthpiece can mean the difference between an average performance and a great one, so every musician should take the time to find the right mouthpiece for them.
Designed to provide musicians with the freedom and versatility required to play different genres, saxophone mouthpieces are typically divided into four different categories: tenor mouthpieces, alto mouthpieces, soprano mouthpieces, and baritone mouthpieces. Once you’ve selected your instrument, you can further refine your search by price, material, and rating.
As far as materials go, softer materials produce darker tones and less projection while harder materials produce a bright sound with more projection. If you’re searching for the brightest sound and a lot of projection, you can’t go wrong with a metal mouthpiece. Wood mouthpieces produce the warmest tones but can be less stable, and crystal mouthpieces are typically preferred by classical and jazz musicians, as the sound is warmer and more focused. Regardless of the selected material, you can rest assured that every sax mouthpiece brought to you by Music & Arts is from trusted brands, including Vandoren, Theo Wanne, and JodyJazz.
At Music & Arts, we pride ourselves on our selection and are confident we have just what you’re looking for, whether you’re a budding saxophonist or a semi-pro. From top-rated, budget-friendly saxophone mouthpieces ideal for a beginner to best-selling, hard-rubber mouthpieces for a seasoned saxophonist, browse our selection and find the mouthpiece that’s right for you.
Once you’ve snagged your sax mouthpiece, don’t forget to pick up some cleaning supplies! After all, you won’t be able to “wow” your audience if they’re too focused on the fingerprints covering your sax!