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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by longmvu, Jun 11, 2011.
what mouthpiece should i get for beiginer? i have a bundy trumpet it a bt-300
am also a beginner
The "standard" starting mouthpiece probably recommended by 80% of all band directors and "required" by over half of them is the Bach 7C mouthpiece. It can be found in bout any music store that sells horns, and on E bay. If you buy on eBay be sure to get a Bach 7C. - not an off brand copy that says 7c for Bach. I' m sure you will get a few other posts recommending other mouthpieces - just realize the 7c is THE most recommended for beginners. When I was a kid, I remember having to go get a Bach 7c because the horn we bought had another mouthpiece and the band director wanted a 7C. Same with my students when I was teaching band - and with my son 3 years ago at his local school.
Find a store that will let you try several mouthpieces, then find the one that fits you. Just like buying a pair of shoes. A 7C is small and a good place to start if you are in elementary school or junior high. A 5C and a 3C are good also.
You might contact Trent Austin and get his input as well.
One that gives the beginner a good tone.
I agree with the post above. Go to a store that will let you sample, start with a mid-range rim 7C works, and go up and down on rim size, then go for depth size, and choose the one that is 1) Most comfortable and 2) Is easiest at giving you the most open tone.
Use a Bach 7C --- it has worked for so many beginners for several decades -- and that can't be all that bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ps - if you don't have a teacher -- then you should probably get one to get you started on the "sort of correct" route. Later on after you learn the basics of trumpet playing you will have to learn stuff on your own --- but a teacher will be beneficial in getting you up and running (in my opinion)
When I was a kid it was 7c, 5c, then Schilke 14 at about 16 years old, then I went crazy with 101/2 c for lead and the 14 for concert band.
Agree fully with the Standard is a Bach 7C. It is a good starting reference, and I know good players who have never changed from it. Band Directors and teachers know where to go with it as well.
Start there with the Bundy, it would have come standard with the horn when sold new, and when sold today as standard for student horns.
It's true that most people start on a (Bach) 7C mp but I am not sure that that is a very good idea.
I have several Bach, Benge, Yamaha and so on 7C's from different era's.
The recent Bach 7C has (for me) a very sharp inside rim that will not serve flexibility as a rule.
What's worse, the 7C's tend to be quite deep mp's, much deeper than the 3C's I own.
For a beginner I strongly believe it's better to start on a less deep mp like the 7D or the Yamaha 11B4.