How to choose a mouthpiece
This article was originally written by Edward Pillinger to help clarinet players when choosing a mouthpiece, but saxophone players may also find it useful.
Choosing a mouthpiece is not easy. A clarinet mouthpiece must satisfy the demands of both the instrument and the player. The internal dimensions of the mouthpiece must ensure that the instrument will play in tune, with good tone and a wide dynamic range, whilst the lay (facing) and beak configuration need to be compatible with the player’s blowing technique and feel comfortable.