Mouthpiece (Fr. embouchure [of clarinets and saxophones, bec]; Ger. Mundstück)
- Philip Bate
- and Murray Campbell
That part of a wind instrument which is placed in or against a player’s mouth, and which, together with the lips or a cane Reed , forms the sound generator.
In brass instruments (including side hole types) it is roughly bell-shaped but is often much modified by external ornament. Internally it has three important elements: the cup (Fr. ...