If there is one accessory trumpet players are notorious for collecting, it has to be mouthpieces. Any trumpet player who has ever looked at the overwhelming selection of trumpet mouthpieces today knows how difficult it can be to pick the right one to add to their collection. In this guide, we will talk about some general mouthpiece rules to help you choose your next mouthpiece.
What are you playing on now?
It’s important to take a look at your current equipment if you are beginning to look at mouthpieces. What aspects of your mouthpiece need changing? Most players begin by seeking out mouthpieces that feel easier to play on, but are cautioned to make sure that sound is at the forefront. Ideally, the right mouthpiece will sound exactly how you want it to and feel easier to play.
Cup Diameter – Generally denoted by a number, many manufacturers use a system where larger numbers represent smaller...