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 Re: Behn Sonos mouthpiece and Aria reeds.
Author: nellsonic 
Date:   2018-03-09 01:35

kaiserthegreat wrote:

> So far I've stuck with the Yamaha 4C that came
> with my horn. I'd say it's "working" but I'm not sure how one
> determines such things at my skill level and having never
> compared it with any other mouthpieces.

There are a few folks who like the Yamaha 4C, but I think among those who actually know the majority opinion is that it is sort of the best of the not-so-good beginner mouthpieces. You could always order a Fobes Debut online and return it if you don't like it. The Behn Overture or Ridenour Encore are other good choices. I should say that I don't have personal experience with the Overture, but several trusted colleagues do. I keep meaning to order the Overture....

I do have the Ridenour and Fobes in my studio and almost all my beginning-intermediate students end up playing the Fobes. Nobody's ever sounded worse on it, and almost everyone has sounded better, often MUCH better. I have rank beginners start on it to help avoid bad habits and to develop a decent sound from very early on. A good mouthpiece is essential in developing properly as a clarinetist. Plus, when you sound good and the tone is produced easily, it makes you want to play more! Articulation and intonation are also important factors that are greatly influenced by the mouthpiece.

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