My assistant principle is struggling with high notes above G, top A, B & C seem out of reach, although not all the time. Can anyone suggest an appropriate mouthpiece for him? At the mo I believe he is on a Wick 4L.
Total agreement. When I moved to a larger mouthpiece on my euph ... my high notes dropped out of the sky. The reason I kept with it is because it improved every other area of my playing (mostly my tone). Now my high notes are starting to come together again and it's been worth the effort. It's all about making sure you are doing the right exercises to improve your high register, and that for any player is no where near as easy as you may think some times.Martin Hall said:A small Mouthpeice can ease things a little but generally I dont think they are a solution, and sound quality can be compromised.
No it didnt, its mine!!!!! :lol:Currently using a wick SM9 ( it came with instrument )
A jump from an SM9 to an SM4 seems awfully far. Maybe he'd be better off trying a 5BS or an SM6 first?barry toan said:No it didnt, its mine!!!!! :lol:Currently using a wick SM9 ( it came with instrument )
Try getting a SM4! (I think this is the largest DW/SM bari mouthpiece available) Cup diameter 26mm, Overall diameter 39.4mm, rim 6.72mm, bore 7.38mm. (PS This is exactly the same dimensions as the old 4AL/4AM DW euph mouthpieces- so if youve got one of them then i guess you could use that instead!)