Saxophone mouthpieces for beginners

what is the better type of mouthpiece rubber or metal to use for beginners?

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Jun 10, 2009
Mouthpieces for beginners
by: Cosmo

Whats up Sax world?... My answer is plastic for beginners. The reason why is because as soon as you start to see dents from the upper teeth that means the student's chops are beginning to strengthen. Move to a rubber mp to protect the integrity of the student's dental needs. I don't recomend a no less than a silver mouthpiece. Otto Link is a good choice but not unless your musician is going to be serious about a career. Used mp's 20 years ago went for no less than 100 bucks if you could find one. Now days for new... maybe as low as 300 up to well over a thousand. Would depend on what style of music and the lay of the reed surface. Big Band to Rock and Roll. I've played both. For a kid...A metal mouthpiece would turn his chops into hamburger in 30 minutes. It's the difference in air pressure and bite pressure required to get a decent sound. Cosmo. If anyone has any questions for me, I will respond.

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