Mouthpiece guides all say the same thing about every mouthpiece. They are all made for a player with a strong, well trained, robust, good… embouchure.
This is meaningless.
They also say this gives a brighter sound but compared to what?
And just HOW much does it brighten it?
We all need to know this but we don’t get the information from the charts.
Yes sometimes you can go play a new mouthpiece in a store but most people are limited in what is available locally. Plus we only hear what is behind the bell.
In this Ebook you hear the sound that is out in front of the bell. (Just like people who listen to you play would hear it.) Some things may surprise you.
The point behind this Ebook is to teach you how to pick a perfect mouthpiece for YOU for the style and sound that you want. This book is almost like having a pro go with you to try mouthpieces.
For the videos; I played a shallow cup (Schilke a or Bach e), medium cup (Schilke b or Bach d), C cup, Combination Bach BC cup, deep cup (Schilke d or Bach b cup), a TC cup (Trumpet/Cornet), and a TF cup (Trumpet/Flugel). So I played 7 depths on the same diameter mouthpiece. I also play bored out throats against stock throats, and I play 4 mouthpiece depths with and without a mega sound sleeve.
I played all of those so that you could tell how much or in some cases little difference there is between this depth and that depth.
One of the players was shocked by the sound he was getting on one mouthpiece. He thought that he was getting a much darker sound and the day after we did the videos he ordered an new mouthpiece. He and his college directors love the new sound.
The other players also use many different mouthpieces in the videos.
We all change depths often.
Later we start changing diameters (sizes) so that we can show what to look for in sizing a mouthpiece for you.
We get to the point where the mouthpiece is too small and you hear the distinct sound that makes. We point out how to tell and why it makes that sound.
We get to the point where the mouthpiece is too big and you can hear what that sounds like. Again we point out what the problem is and why it makes that sound.
This Ebook is 10 pages and there are 2 hours and 20 minutes of videos letting you hear several different players showing how changing mouthpieces affects the sound.
In these clips we show 1 mouthpiece. In the ebook you hear the other pieces that were compared to these and get the full picture.
The air starts coming through when the diameter gets too big for the player. (I asked him to play a piece that we knew was too big to get the sound for you to hear.)
He just played his lead piece and shows us his legit piece. It didn’t make enough sound difference. Later I have him play a different piece for everyone to hear a more distinct difference.
I play to show the difference between 2 mouthpieces. (I played the other one right before this clip.)
Thanks for your book about mouthpieces… You’ve made it so clear to me… The best investment I’ve made in years… Work of art. Thanks for sharing so much knowledge in such a humble and direct manner.