Upsound Practice Device for Brass
What is UpSound
Traditionally, we practice mouthpiece exercises sending out sounds and vibrations that because of their positioning and harmonic resistance have not similitude with the ones produced by the instrument. This is due to the levels of intraoral pressure generated by the difference in resistance between performing only with a mouthpiece and with the instrument. The aim of UPSOUND is reduce the deficiencies of the traditional method.
UpSound creates a natural resistance to the air flow, providing greater control of the air column, optimizing the vibration frequency and helping to study the projection in the musical performance for the brass wind players.
Similarly, UPSOUND stimulates the glottis opening as well as the connection to the upper resonators in the oral cavity. This allows the musician to study more accurately the articulation and tuning, getting a similar feeling to the one produced by instrumental performance.
Besides, the UPSOUND soundboard transmits the vibrations (that used to be projected to the space within the room) through the hand and the arm until they reach the musician´s inner ear. This allows us to be aware of the outcome of the exercise carried out, being able to change the frequency and the placement of the air column applied to the mouthpiece at the same time.
We have different leadpipes depending on the instrument:
1. Trumpet / Tenor Horn / Spanish Cornet
2. Cornet / Piccolo Trumpet
4. French Horn
5. Long shank Trombone / Euphonium
6. Short shank Trombone / Baroque Trumpet
Stomvi has a lot of information about Upsound on their UpSound website. We encourage anyone interested in finding out more about this unique practice device to check out the information, practice exercises, and testimonials. You will likely find the info very interesting.
If we don't have the Upsound device specific to your instrument available at the time you are looking, get in touch with us. We will be happy to order you one.