Recommend and Required Equipment
Recommended Instruments - Here are some recommendations. Try before you buy. The instrument that plays the best for you is not always the most expensive. These instruments are starting points.
As with all lyres, bring your instrument to the store to ensure the lyre fits as there are variences.
- Dennis Wick Straight All
- Dennis Wick Cup Mute All
- Plunger(make sure you can unscrew the handle) Jazz
- Harmon Mute Jazz
French Horn Mutes
- Humes and Berg Straight Mute
- Tom Crown Stop Mute
Tonal Energy - Tuner/Metronome
Drill Book Next - Marching Band
Instruments - Fingering Charts
Mouthpieces: Mouthpieces are a combination of personal preference and playing style. Look for a mouthpiece that improves tone quality and ease of playing. To find this, the student must try the mouthpieces. Below are recommended brands and links to local vendors.
Saxophone: Selmer C*(classical), Meyer, Otto Link, Berg Larsen(jazz)
Trumpet: Bach 3C or 1C(no substitutions), Schilke 17 or above(classical), Schilke 17 or below, Marcinkiewicz or Warburton(jazz)
French Horn: Holton Farkas or Schilke
Trombone: Bach 7C, 6 1/2AL Schilke 47-50(classical), Bach 7C, 11C, Schilke 47-45(B cup), Marcinkiewicz