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Worth knowing

What you should know about a mouthpiece

A mouthpiece consists of the following parts. A good mouthpiece must have all these elements in the correct proportions.

Playing a brass instrument brings nature and technology into direct contact. As a result, there is an enormous variety in mouthpiece dimensions. Each is determined by specific factors, such as the shape of the lips and the jaw, airflow characteristics and the breathing techniques of the individual player.

  • Rim
  • Bore / Shank Backbore
  • Cup / Cup Depth
  • Shank / Plating
  • Custom Fabrications

sketch of a mouthpiece