Our head technician, Cal, discusses the most common way instruments get damaged. The Best Case for your instrument means you spend less in the long-term scenario.
The following is the Austin Custom Brass trumpet mouthpiece table for comparing mouthpieces. Mouthpiece Backbore OD ID Cup Shape Cup Depth Closest Papa Bear OO 1.070 0.684 Deep Bowl 8.5 Laskey 84D, Warbuton 2D Baby Bear O 1.070 0.684 Deep Bowl 8.5 Laskey 84D, Warbuton 2D Bee Bear O 1.070 0.684 Medium B Bowl […] READ MORE
This new Jody Jazz advertising campaign highlights the importance of mouthpiece design in instrument functionality. With the headline “All Mouthpieces Are Not Created Equal” the new advertisement takes a humorous approach to visually representing what the average high school Jazz band sax section can often sound like, invariably due to the students’ use of inadequate mouthpieces.
I have used Bob Reeves mouthpieces for many years but never had an opportunity to meet Bob or to discuss his philosophies in any detail. The workshop was a learning experience I will never forget.
From this article, I hope that you gain an understanding of how moving the mouthpiece on the neck cork affects the instrument as a whole. There is a delicate relationship between the notes played with the left hand and the notes played with the right hand as well as an interplay with the instruments key heights and ultimately its tone. Where you place the mouthpiece on the neck cork is both a result of and an effect of these variables.
Musical instruments are essentially mechanical devices and, just like other mechanical devices, they require regular preventative maintenance to insure against premature wear and deterioration.
I have always practised by playing my trumpet or at the very least buzzed my lips or mouthpiece, so the concept of practising with (what looks like) a plastic mutant golf tee seemed quite unnatural to me.
The legend is coming to Australia… Get your instrument aligned for better performance!
A good quality student model instrument will often service the needs of a student anywhere from 1-3 years & this depend very much on the level that the student is playing at. As a general rule if the student is looking to study grade 5 AMEB or above or VCE music it will be time to […] READ MORE