Mouthpieces Posts

2019 International Trombone Festival Review

Each year the International Trombone Association(ITA) hosts the International Trombone Festival (ITF). Held in the summer, this week long festival offers youth workshops, professional development, concerts, masterclasses, and show space for dozens of the world’s top manufacturers of instruments and accessories. This year’s ITF was held on the campus of Ball State Universityin Muncie, IN. One of the ITF’s main objectives is to unite musicians from all parts of the world, but another goal is to showcase the amazing musicians on a more local scale.

Mouthpiece Clocking: Voodoo Magic or Real Science?

As a brass player, there are naturally good days and bad days. Days where the instrument sings effortlessly, and days where you want nothing more than to touchdown spike your instrument into the pavement. What if I said that this issue could partially be within your control without changing the way you play?

Exciting News for Brass Players – New Brass Mouthpiece Display at Paige’s Music

Paige’s Music has been the one-stop shop all things band and orchestra in central Indiana since 1871 and we are constantly looking to improve our service and product offerings.

The newest addition to our Indianapolis location is a brass mouthpiece display featuring more than 60 mouthpieces specifically chosen by our brass specialists, Ross Werner and Tucker Woerner based on their knowledge and input from local teachers and professionals. Anyone who visits our store will be able to try any and all of these mouthpieces in the pursuit of perfecting their sound.

Hammond Design Brass Mouthpieces at Paige’s Music

hammond design brass mouthpieces

Paige’s Music offers a variety of Hammond Design brass mouthpieces. Hammond Design mouthpieces are handmade by Karl Hammond near Chicago in Western Springs, IL. Hammond mouthpieces provide a fantastic combination of warmth and core while giving the player quick and dependable response. Mouthpieces for trumpetmellophonetrombone, and tuba are all available through Hammond Design.

Hammond’s numbering system is unique, and it is important to understand what the markings on a mouthpiece mean. These charts (trumpet and trombone) are helpful in understanding similarities between Hammond Design mouthpieces and other mouthpieces that may already be in your case. It is important to note that while the dimensions between a Hammond Design mouthpiece and a mouthpiece of another brand may be similar they may play differently.

The following mouthpieces are available for testing in our store.

Trumpet:

4MB, 5MB, 6MB, 4ML, 5ML, 4MLH, 5MLH

Trombone:

10ML, 11ML, 12ML, 13ML

 

For more information, please feel free to contact Paige’s Music or visit www.karlhammonddesign.com

D’Addario Alto Sax Rico Reserve Mouthpieces at Paige’s Music

We’re excited to announce that we’re now carrying D’addario’s line of Reserve mouthpieces for Alto Saxophone! The MJR-D145, MJR-D150, and MJR-D155 all feature an innovative oval chamber, producing an excellent response and full, dark tone character.

While D’addario beta tested the prototype models by shipping them to over 100 artists, teachers, and students, I was fortunate enough to get to spend some time on each one of them personally, and was very impressed by the results.