SISU Mouthguard Update

About a month ago I posted about the SISU Mouthguard. I presented it as an alternative to using mouthpiece cushions or mouthpiece pads to protect your saxophone or clarinet mouthpiece. My problem was that my teeth would cut through those pads and cushions in a matter of days. I found a solution in using something [...]

Dexter Gordon

I was still high school when I first heard of Dexter Gordon. After school, our high school band director was teaching improvisation to those of us who were interested. Most times we were using Jamey Aebersold recordings to practice. Other times we were listening to jazz records. One of those records was by Dexter Gordon, [...]

Building Confidence

When I listen to myself playing I just don't sound confident. I realize it is because I don't thoroughly know the tunes I'm trying to play. But the more I practice them the more I know them. And the more I know them the more confident I sound when playing them. It takes a lot [...]