Inside The World Of A Cup Mouthpiece

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In our never ending quest for scientifically proof of what goes on in our trumpet playing world, we find yet another bit of information to confuse and delight our readers.

Here is a video showing what actually happens in the cup of a trumpet mouthpiece as it is being played.
For those with weak stomachs, please be advised that what you are about to see might be too graphic for the casual viewer.

For the rest of us, it looks exactly as we thought it would.

Enjoy and remember to keep buzzing, no matter what it looks like!

Bruce was a member of the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, School of Music in Cedar Falls from 1969 until his retirement in 1999. He has performed with many well-known entertainers such as Bob Hope, Jim Nabors, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Anita Bryant, Carman Cavalara, Victor Borgie, the Four Freshman, Blackstone the Magician, Bobby Vinton and John Davidson.