We asked several band directors to provide E. Rousseau NC4 mouthpieces to their saxophone sections and comment on the results. The sections included saxophone models from Jupiter, Selmer, Yanigasawa and Yamaha. Here’s what they had to say.
· The scale of the instruments is more in tune with the Rousseau mouthpieces.
· These mouthpieces provided excellent tone quality throughout the section.
· The NC4 facing provides a good, characteristic saxophone sound, as well as excellent cohesiveness in the section
· These mouthpieces, when combined with practice and specific instruction will improve the sound of a saxophone section.Provide a warm centered tone, positive response, and powerful projection. Available in three (soprano and alto) or four (tenor and baritone) facings, most players settle in on medium or medium open selection. The classic R offers a wide palate of opportunity for advanced players.
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