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Ton Kooiman Forza Professional Saxophone Thumb Rest

The Forza thumb rest for Saxophone

A better, relaxed position of the right hand thumb enhances both the relaxation and the freedom of movement of the other fingers, making technical phrases easier (faster) to play. The little finger moves more easily to the two lowest keys also.

With the hinge at the left and adjustment right, the Forza can be adjusted upwards at the right side to support the thumb ergonomically. The thumb is held higher and is either straight or slightly bent and does not “sag”.


The Forza Thumb rest for Saxophone can be adjusted in height. Most of the time closest to the protection rail of the F/sharp. And the right side of the thumb rest, the “spoon” can be adjusted upwards. Allowing a more relaxed hand position.



When you let your hand hang down alongside your body/leg, letting it be totally relaxed and placed on the instrument again, you often find the old hook getting in the way. And the thumb at a different angle also. Not pulled inwards and the tip of the thumb upwards, but the other way round. This relaxed hand/thumb position can be obtained with the Forza Thumb rest. The thumb resting in the lower part of the “spoon”. Straight or slightly bent as
your thumb usually is when doing nothing. Then you can play much easier.