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Week 7: the Selmer mouthpiece

As we have just started the fourth week of our project, we are getting close to some tangible progress. Last friday, Jouke was able to pick up the mouthpiece of a famous professional alto saxophone player! As soon as we get some proper test results, we will be able to name her in this blog.. […]

Week 6: Fumbling with software and scanning with CT-scanners

This week it became apparent that we would model both baritone mouthpieces as well as alt mouthpieces, this is because we have made contact to two different types of saxophone players. We have been working in Avizo, which is a programme that can read the CT-scans of our mouthpieces. The goal of this week is […]

Week 5

This week we have been continuing our analysis about the saxophone mouthpiece in general. Furthermore, we have contacted Amsterdam Winds and they seem to be as motivated as we are to work on this project. Also to be mentioned, we have started making further preparations for the project by downloading the required software: Solidworks, avizo and […]

Week 4

Parts of the mouthpiece This week’s purpose is to gain overall knowledge about the saxophone mouthpiece in general. As to be seen in the picture below, a piece of reed is supposed to be placed upon the mouthpiece and be held on its place by the ligature. Source:   To be exact, the reed […]

Project kick-off and planning

Introduction To start a research project, one needs a team that is motivated and up to the job! Allow us to introduce ourselves: Garry Lasamahu, a Bachelor student at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering Rutger Schönfeld, a Bachelor student at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering Robin van Gameren, a Bachelor student at the faculty […]

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