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Grafton + TH & C alto || Naked Lady 10M || TT soprano || Martin Comm III
And here's even more debate:This has been a much debated topic on SOTW for quite a while.
I agreePracticing on the mouthpiece alone and learning to play tunes and scales helps to develop control of the oral cavity which is essential to playing overtones and altissimo.
I disagree. It might make sense if all mouthpieces were the same, but they aren't.Playing the mouthpiece apart from the saxophone (without changing the oral cavity) is a tool to gauge how tight or "pinched" the embouchure is by what note it produces.
I make mouthpieces with different chambers and shank lengths, the pitch varies.