What French horn mouthpiece should I get?

What French horn mouthpiece should I get?

In general, Kruspe horns work better with deeper, more V-shaped mouthpiece cups with bore sizes in the 1 – 10 range, while Geyer horns work better with shallower, bowl-shaped mouthpiece cups with bore sizes in the 12-16 range. Remember, these are generalities, but they are good places to start.

What is the standard French horn mouthpiece size?

We offer mouthpieces with diameter ranging from 17 to 18.25 mm in . 25 mm intervals measured at . 04 inches into the cup along the vertical, long axis of the oval. We offer four cup depths ranging from Small (S) to XD (Extra Deep), each designed to enhance a different part of the register.

What mouthpiece do professional horn players use?

Schilke Standard Series Fench Horn Mouthpiece Ideal for any player, professional or developing. For beginners, the Schilke 31C2 is an excellent option. The deeper cup and average rim width could improve your tone and increase your flexibility.

What is the difference between French horn mouthpiece?

The mouthpieces of the trumpet and horn are completely different from one another, which can be clearly seen in a cross-sectional view. The cup of the trumpet mouthpiece is obviously much shallower than that of the horn, and a clear difference can be seen in the sheet thickness and the thickness of the rim.

Are trumpet and French horn mouthpieces the same?

Horn mouthpieces have a deep funnel shape, whereas trumpet mouthpieces have a shallower cup shape. The rims on a horn mouthpiece are thinner and it includes a longer and narrower shank. In fact, the mouthpiece of a French horn is smaller than a trumpet, making it the smallest of all brass instruments.

How do you hold a French horn?

When playing the French horn, the left hand fingers are used to depress the valve keys, which the right hand is placed inside the bell. If you have a single horn, usually an F horn, place your left thumb around the thumb hook and your left pinky finger around the pinky hook.

Why do French horn players put their hand in bell?

The normal playing hand technique of the French Horn player, wherein the hand is cupped inside the bell end of the instrument, serves to help the player access the high frequency resonant modes, or partials, of the horn.