Category: Classical Trumpet

  • Tone trick: clock your mouthpiece

    You probably saw it coming, or maybe you didn’t, but today I am continuing my blogging about how the mouthpiece affects your tone with the fascinating and unusual practice of clocking your mouthpiece. I learned this technique from my colleague and friend, the late Aigi Hurn, principal trumpet of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia. Background:…

  • Mouthpiece sizes: do they measure up?

    In the last couple of days, I spent some time writing about Bach trumpet mouthpieces. What about other manufacturers? There are many very good mouthpiece makers with varying philosophies on tone production. The number one factor for most trumpeters in determining a mouthpiece is the (inner) rim diameter. Most of us have gone with Vincent…