The 10 Syos Challenges

Hi everyone!

Our little mouthpieces are starting to feel bored, locked at their house. So they decided they will give you some challenges in order to bring some fun during those quarantine times. The goal is definitely to share some good moments all together and some good music too! And icing on the cake, you can even win some gifts 🎁🎷!

The rules are simple: starting on Monday 6th of April, we will regularly launch a challenge for you on our Instagram page. You can do everything inside your home of course! The challenge is opened for everyone, even if you don't have a Syos mouthpiece. You will have 24 hours to post your version of the challenge in a story tagging @syosmusic and using #10syoschallenges. After those 24 hours, all Syos team will choose their 3 favourite versions. The first will get 50 points, the second will get 30 points, the 3ed will get 20 points and all the other participants will get 10 points. After the 10 challenges, we will have a final rank and the 3 players on the podium will get those awesome rewards:

  1. A custom mouthpiece 🙀
  2. A signature mouthpiece (if you are a clarinet player you will even be the very first one to get a clarinet signature mouthpiece 🎉)
  3. A pack of 3 collector ligatures!

Are you on fire now??

If you don't have an Instagram account, we still have something for you! You will be able to see all the challenges on this page and you can take part in the challenge by sending your video by email at: 10syoschallenges@syos.co
Isn't life beautiful?

Last but not least, here is the calendar for the awesome challenges:

  • Challenge 1 : Monday, April 6 at 2pm (Paris time)/ 8am EST

Play your instrument in the most crazy place or situation (while staying at home!)

Results:

  1. @brodynorris
  2. @pablo_el_franco
  3. @kaylarsax

Public's award: @noa_malizia
With the popularity of our challenges, we decided to launch a public's award. The winner of that special award will win 20 points 😁

  • Challenge 2 : Wednesday, April 8 at 9am (Paris time) / 3am EST

Do a remake of a movie scene including at least one mouthpiece and/or a sax/clarinet.

Results:

  1. @noa_malizia
  2. @mjsyts
  3. @bestonalfie and @lucaslangbehn

Public's award: @saxostan

  • Challenge 3 : Thursday, April 9 at 4pm (Paris time) / 10am EST

Play the phrase Alex Western-King chose for you on his new book. It's a warm-up phrase so you can also show us how you make your day-to-day practice more fun....

Results (Alex's Choice):

  1. @bjmlafer
  2. @danielsauermusic
  3. @lucaslangbehn

Public's award: @saxostan Syos award (20 points): @kaylarsax and Thomas Brasey

If you liked that challenge and are interested by Alex Western-King's book, you can purchase it here.

  • Challenge 4 : Tuesday, April 14 at 2pm (Paris time)/ 8am EST

Tell a joke including at least one mouthpiece and/or a saxophone or a clarinet.

Results:

  1. @ryansax97
  2. @syoschallengeluca
  3. @kaylarsax

Public's award: @pablo_el_franco

  • Challenge 5 : Thursday, April 16 at 2pm (Paris time)/ 8am EST

Play a blues with the mouthpiece flipped

Results:

  1. @derouxvincent
  2. @noa_malizia, @brodynorris and Thomas Brasey
  3. @lucaslangbehn,@mattsligarmusic and @tristanvoitcu

Public's award: @pablo_el_franco

  • Challenge 6 : Monday, April 20 at 2pm (Paris time)/ 8am EST

Improvise on the given track (with the backing track you will dowload just below). Click here to download.

Results:

  1. @bestonalfie
  2. @joeschellermusic and @yanissaxophone
  3. @isaac_chris_han,@kaylarsax and @pablo_el_franco

Public's award: @saxostan

  • Challenge 7 : Wednesday, April 22 at 9am (Paris time) / 3am EST

    Play a song on a DIY saxophone or clarinet. You can keep your mouthpiece (and also the crook) but the rest of the instrument must be made with a bottle, a carrot, or something else...
    Here is some inspiration: The bottle-sax or the clari-carrot.

    Results:

  1. @bestonalfie
  2. @noa_malizia
  3. @tristanvoitcu

Public's Award: @noa_malizia

  • Challenge 8 : Thursday, April 23 at 4pm (Paris time) / 10am EST

    The Guilty Pleasure: Play us a song your are kind of ashamed to love ;)

Results:

  1. @pablo_el_franco
  2. @bestonalfie
  3. @elijah.sny_music

Public's Award: @pablo_el_franco

  • Challenge 9 : Monday, April 27 at 2pm (Paris time)/ 8am EST

    Mime a famous saxophone or clarinet solo. You can dress up and sing but you can't use any musical instrument.

    Results:

  1. @bestonalfie
  2. @kaylarsax
  3. @noa_malizia

Public's award: @pablo_el_franco

  • Challenge 10 : Wednesday, April 29 at 2pm (Paris time)/ 8am EST

    For this last challenge, there is no rule, surprise us ;)

Results:

  1. @bestonalfie
  2. @kaylarsax, @pablo_el_franco and Victor P
  3. @lucaslangbehn

Public's award: @pablo_el_franco

Final Podium

  1. @bestonalfie
  2. @pablo_el_franco
  3. @noa_malizia

Congratulations to them and to all the participants!

The Ranking

In order to see the results for each challenge and the overall ranking you can click here.