How to properly clean my saxophone mouthpiece ? - Syos
Gear

How to properly clean my saxophone mouthpiece ?

Washing machine? Vinegar? Hot or cold water? Saxophone mouthpiece maintenance will no longer be a mystery thanks to this article!
What Syos mouthpiece color is made for you? - Syos
Gear

What Syos mouthpiece color is made for you?

Discover what mouthpiece color represent you best : wild orange or a sensible black? Syos is here to help you choose YOUR color!
Saxophone sound practice #1: Long tones - Syos
Music

Saxophone sound practice #1: Long tones

Sylvie explains the most important exercise for the saxophone sound practice: working on long tones. Be patient and get some really good shoes, and you will become a saxophonist expert in shaping sound.
Warm, bright, focused, dark..? Psychoacoustics brings some light! - Syos
Acoustics

Warm, bright, focused, dark..? Psychoacoustics brings some light!

Why do we perceive some sounds louder than others? What is the pitch of a sound? How do we define the timbre of a musical instrument? The psycho-acoustician brings answers to these questions in an experimental way.
The mystery of John Coltrane’s sound - Syos
Music

The mystery of John Coltrane’s sound

Everybody can easily identify the sound of the great Trane, but nobody agrees when using words to describe his tone. An in-depth inquiry by Syos.
Participate to our sound description experiment! - Syos
Acoustics

Participate to our sound description experiment!

Listen to famous saxophonists' recordings, describe the sound and compare your description with other musicians!
What is a sound? A general reminder on sound waves. - Syos
Acoustics

What is a sound? A general reminder on sound waves.

Back to school for a lesson on acoustic basics: discover the physical phenomenon behind every sound you blow out of your horn!
The saxophone maintenance - Syos
Gear

The saxophone maintenance

The basics of saxophone maintenance: learn how to keep your instrument in good check!
The saxophone mouthpiece tip opening - Syos
Gear

The saxophone mouthpiece tip opening

How can such a very tiny geometrical feature have such a strong impact on the sound? And how to understand all these numbers and letters?