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What is involved in a Wedge fitting consultation?

Posted by Dr Dave on 2023 Nov 29th

Someone recently asked what is involved when I do a fitting consultation with a customer. Here are the steps in order, with an explanation of each.1. Gather information about the player.Age, how long … read more

Will a shallow mouthpiece improve range?

Posted by Dr Dave on 2023 Nov 26th

I get asked this question all the time, and frequently see discussions about this online. People usually have an opinion on this topic based on their own experience. As a result, opinions vary.My op … read more

What is the best way to clean a mouthpiece?

Posted by Dr Dave on 2023 Nov 25th

I am sometimes asked about the best way to clean a mouthpiece. People wonder if they should soak their mouthpiece in alcohol, boil it, or use specific chemicals or bleach on it.As a medical doctor and … read more

"Play the biggest (or smallest) mouthpiece you can"

Posted by Dr Dave on 2023 Nov 10th

The other day a customer quoted a prominent trombone player as having said "Play the largest mouthpiece you can."I pointed out that the player to whom the quote was attributed did not play a particula … read more