Name that Rhythm with Chris Bill!
Working off the horn (why playing your instrument is not enough)
Whenever I give clinics, the usual questions about practicing or instrument/mouthpiece choice inevitably arise. The questions that never get asked are about the other, non-musical things that go into a successful music career – and they are numerous. This is the stuff that doesn’t get talked about much in music classes, and comprises the vast majority of what I do on a daily basis. Recently, while talking to class of collegiate trumpet players, the professor (who is also one of my former teachers and knows me pretty well) asked me to tell the students how many companies I run. Here it goes (and I’ll try to keep it brief):
The NEW Heritage Mouthpiece for Trumpet
Heritage mouthpieces carry the mass of the mouthpiece in the lower region of the cup which provides the focus of a HeavyTop mouthpiece. To compensate the extra weight in the cup, Denis Wick thinned out the upper walls of the cup and underparts of the rim. This creates one of the most responsive and projecting mouthpieces you will ever try. They share sizing with the American Classic 1.5C & 3C, the Maurice Murphy 2C and 4C, and Classic 4X and 5X. What are those sizes? Find out below.
It Takes a Community
It takes a community to grow an artist, so we've brought our community to you. Here is the story of the how the Denis Wick App went from an idea, a hope, to the community hub you are currently a part of. How do you become a musician? Where does it start? No matter our current level, for all of us on the musician's journey it started with an inspiration. It could have been a school instrument trial night, school band/orchestra, it could have been a concert we attended at a young age, a sibling, or a friend. Someone inspired us to follow music. From there, we listened to music, we were given instruments to learn, rehearsals, concerts, teachers, and more shaped the future of our musical lives.