Stella by Starlight

I have been learning Stella By Starlight. Been practicing the tune for about a week. I have the head (melody) memorized, and close to having the chord progression memorized. As far as chords though, I like to think more in terms of key transitions. That way I can divide the tune into sections and work … Continue reading Stella by Starlight

Rico Royal Metalite Tenor Mouthpiece

Metalite Mouthpiece from Tony Tate on Vimeo. Another mouthpiece I got in the mail was the Rico Royal Metalite. As you can hear, the sound is pretty good. However, for me at least, this mouthpiece was making me work very hard. The tip opening was pretty wide, and, the baffle inside this mouthpiece offers some … Continue reading Rico Royal Metalite Tenor Mouthpiece