Flugel Horn

Brass Mouthpieces – An Overview

Why so Important?

All brass players wonder at one time or another whether or not making a change to their mouthpiece will help. Could it give them more range, more volume or a bigger sound? A change in the mouthpiece can yield fantastic results to the player. You can achieve faster, higher and louder from just a small change.

How a Brass Mouthpiece is designed

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Brass Mouthpiece Advice & Info…

Many brass players will tell you that you can search for that elusive perfect mouthpiece, but never find it. Truer words have probably never been spoken but the benefits of trying to find a good compromise can be enormous. If you are looking to improve the squeakiest of lead trumpet parts, the mellowest of flugel tones or the meatiest bass trombone pedals, the chances are we have something to suit!

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ChopSaver Lip Balm – Product Review

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the brass band world, with the run up to the Spring festival and now in the last week before the Masters. We have been rehearsing solidly most nights for the last 3 weeks and along with my personal practice, and an instrument and mouthpiece change, my lips have taken quite a beating.

 

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Yamaha Flugel Horns – YFH8310Z & YFH8315G – New Model Info

A tale of two Flugels: New in Summer 2010, at a music shop near you (well, at Dawkes anyway!!) Yamaha have been busy working on two new Flugel horns in their professional range. The YFH-8310Z and YFH-8315G each offer different options for all players.

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