This might cause a lot of different opinions from you guys but i will ask it anyway! Why are we (as players) encouraged to play big mouthpieces? there are obvious answers like volume, bigger tone etc but when it comes down to the main point of making music why do we make things hard for ourselves? isn't it better to just master everything on a norma/ smaller size mp and then to concentrate on making music instead of thinking about the fundamentals? this is my opinion and it does reflect what my friends and I have talked about and we have all come to the same conclusion. so i thought i would post the question here and see what responses we/I get! thanks!