Syos at the conquest of America - Part 2 : End of Boston, Arrival at NYC - Syos
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Syos at the conquest of America - Part 2 : End of Boston, Arrival at NYC

Second part of Syos adventures in the US, with Virtuosity saxophone shop, Mark Turner, Julliard School, saxophone in a park and Lucky Chops!
The saxophone mouthpiece - Syos
Gear

The saxophone mouthpiece

The mouthpiece is the most important component when it comes to sound creation. Do you really know what the differences are between one mouthpiece and another? This article explains the essential mouthpiece features.
Why is it difficult to play the lowest notes of the saxophone softly? - Syos
Acoustics

Why is it difficult to play the lowest notes of the saxophone softly?

Why is it difficult to play the lowest notes of the saxophone softly? Physical laws bring an acoustic answer for the saxophonists who keep wondering why!
Syos jobs: Sound Shaper - Syos
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Syos jobs: Sound Shaper

Meet the person who studies each saxophonist special request and calculates the most appropriate chamber, baffle, tip opening... for his custom Syos mouthpiece.
The 10 essential accessories for saxophones - Syos
Gear

The 10 essential accessories for saxophones

From the strap to cigarette paper, discover the list of accessories that you must have in your saxophone case to be a fully-equipped musician!
The ligature : myth or reality? - Syos
Gear

The ligature : myth or reality?

Double screw systems, compression rings made of leather or plastic, and even shoelaces... Why are there so many different kinds of ligature? Does it really change the sound?
Syos jobs: 3D designer - Syos
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Syos jobs: 3D designer

Meet the guy who draws all the lines of your custom mouthpiece 3D model, and who also engraves all sorts of designs on mouthpieces, from flamingos to mandalas!
The saxophone mouthpiece: Large or small chamber? - Syos
Gear

The saxophone mouthpiece: Large or small chamber?

What is the best internal diameter to find your perfect tone and ease of play? A complex question but quite easy to solve for Syos acousticians!
How to describe a tone - bright, dark, focus, round, warm ? - Syos
Acoustics

How to describe a tone - bright, dark, focus, round, warm ?

A historical overview of all the scientific and musical approaches to the words we use to describe tone properties since early 20th century