EUPHONIUM TIPS FOR PLAYERS & STUDENTS - From NorlanBewley.com
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"What is A Good Euphonium Mouthpiece Size for a Student?"
The Bach 6 ½ AL is one of the best mouthpiece sizes for euphonium students. It is a good, medium-deep size mouthpiece that will continue to be the right size for many students as they get older. Some students will need to move to a larger mouthpiece by high school, such as a Bach 5G, but many will not.
For those euphonium students needing a larger mouthpiece, the Bach 5G is a good choice. It is a deeper mouthpiece that will sound very full on euphonium. This is usually a better choice for high school euphonium students. So is a Schilke 51, or a 51D for something even deeper. If you use a large bore euphonium, you will have a greater selection of larger size mouthpieces.
The Bach 12C is really too small for euphonium. It will work, but it's not the best choice for a full euphonium tone.
These are not "student" mouthpieces, they are good sizes for students.
Many professional players use these same mouthpieces.
Remember: Whatever mouthpiece you choose, it is always the results, not the size, that matters most!
Here are some mouthpiece comparisons:
Mouthpiece: small or large shank
Bach 6 ½ AL, Yamaha 48 - smaller
Bach 5G, Schilke 51D, Yamaha 51D - standard
Bach 4G, Denis Wick 4AL, Yamaha 52, 53 - larger
Denis Wick SM 3 - even larger
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