Month: July 2013

Yanagisawa S992 Bronze Soprano Sax Review

Yanagisawa make the best soprano saxophones on the market. I owned a Yanagisawa 991 soprano for nearly ten years. When I had the opportunity to upgrade and try out a whole host of sopranos I came back to the 992 Bronze.  For me this is by far the best soprano on the market today.

Some highlights of this beautiful instrument are:

  • impeccable build quality
  • incredible intonation
  • lovely rich tone
  • lots of colour in the sound. You can play in so many different styles on this horn.

As a saxophonist it is critically important to have good equipment. If you have poor quality materials it is always going to be difficult to make a good sound.




Five Alternatives to Fifty Shades …

Are you off on holiday soon?

Not sure which books to take?

For me the summer holidays used to be a time for a good book and a chance to create space in which to come back refreshed with new ideas. Now I have two small children, that just doesn’t happen!

Anyway, here’s a short video of five books (I only have three of them on paper) for you to pack into your suitcase or put on to your iPad/Kindle etc. for the summer.


Riding along in my automobile (with Chris Potter beside me at the wheel) …

Well, Chris along with Paul Motion, Larry Grenadier and Rebecca Martin.

The most-often heard phrase I hear during my student consultations is ‘I just don’t have the time to practise …’

I feel your pain. It is difficult to find time. The secret is planning to practise and then doing your best to keep that date … Maybe that’s another video for me to do.

In the meantime here’s some practice you can do on the way to work, while travelling around or simply sat at home.