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Mouthpiece (Fr. embouchure [of clarinets and saxophones, bec]; Ger. Mundstück)locked

  • 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. ...

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