TME Podcast Season 2, Ep. 16: Understanding the Trumpet Mouthpiece

Description: A huge factor in determining the success of your trumpet player's performing potential is subject to their choice in mouthpieces. Elements such as the rim, cup, throat, shank, and backbore influence what the mouthpiece is capable of doing. The mouthpiece construction of metal and plastic contributes to the overall quality of the trumpet sound. If you consider the possible combinations of how these elements may be combined, you have thousands of options. This choice in mouthpieces is essential in the advancement in trumpet player growth and should be decided based upon the demands of the player.

  • The Rim

  • The Cup

  • The Throat and Throat Shoulder

  • The Backbore

  • The Shank

  • Plating

  • Plastic Mouthpieces

  • Beginner Mouthpieces

  • Final Thoughts