Just wanting to understand about mouthpiece size. I have heard/read a lot of "professionals" say that the majority of trumpet players are actually playing on a mouthpiece that is too large. The idea I received is that most trumpet players are therefor playing in non-ideal conditions as they would be better off with a smaller piece.
Going on this thinking, how does one actually measure out the "perfect" size?
Some examples (general, not absolute):
Wynton Marsalis B2 (1 1/4 equivalent).
Andrea Giuffredi B3 (equivalent?)
Scotty Barnhart B1 (largest monette make, I assume larger than Bach 1 since a B2 is 1 1/4)
Chris Botti 3(x?)
Looking at the players, Wynton and Scotty have typical black lips, which are thick. Botti and Andrea have thinner lips.
Looking at the mouthpiece sizes, Wynton and Scotty use larger ones than Andrea and Chris.
Is there therefor an actual way to measure it, or is it just a coincidence in this case that the thicker lip players use larger pieces?
If it is a coincidence, going by the thought that most trumpet players use mouthpieces too big, is it possible that these players are not using the ideal size for there face either?
Thanks in advance