‘Phi’, 1.618, is also known as the 'Golden Section', 'Golden Ratio' and the 'Golden Mean'. These are the proportions that occur throughout nature and have appeared regularly in the course of history. They are found in the Stradivarius Violin, the Nautilus shell, the dolphin, human beings, the Ancient Pyramids and much more. The Golden Number website www.GoldenNumber.Net explores the pervasive appearance of ‘Phi’ in mathematics, geometry, life and the universe. The site is operated by a global community dedicated to providing the best information on ‘Phi’, showing how it may be applied, and demonstrating the ultimate limitless of its applications.
With the JodyJazz ‘DV’ Series mouthpieces (named DV for ‘Da Vinci’), the ‘Golden Section’ proportions are used for the first time on a saxophone mouthpiece.
“Every measurement was analyzed with ‘Phi’ in mind and used when applicable” said Jody Espina, founder and President of JodyJazz Inc. “This included the length of the bore, the width of the shank walls, the beak of the mouthpiece, the depth of the bore at the facing and others”, he continued. “The amount of harmonics in the sound, and therefore the projection of the mouthpiece, is huge. This eliminates the annoying shrillness that is associated with loud, bright mouthpieces. The results have been astounding; with artists saying that it’s brighter, louder, fuller and easier to play than any mouthpieces they had used before”.