Denis Wick soprano cornet or D trumpet practice mute
The Denis Wick soprano cornet or D trumpet practice mute is perhaps the best teaching aid ever invented. Not only do they fulfil the need for the IN TUNE painless practice, so essential in the development of every young player and an indispensible ‘hotel mute’ for the professional, but they also possible an enormous improvement in tone quality using the entire vital capacity as a vibrating air column by opening the throat spaces through playing loudly in the low register. Black aluminium.
Denis Wick Mutes
The British success has set a high standard for tone and intonation since setting up the company in 1968. Denis Wick has produced an array of tonal colours that are ideal for most musical styles, ranging from classical to big bands. Now one of the leading manufacturers in the world, the company is recognised for its unique tone, comfort and intonation. The hand-made wooden mutes have been designed to work in all registers and offer the ideal level of resistance.
Denis Wick has had for many years an international reputation as trombonist, brass teacher, and conductor. Having studied in London at the Royal Academy of Music, his first professional appointment was in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as the second trombonist. He became principal trombonist of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 1952, leaving in 1957 to join the London Symphony Orchestra, also as principal trombonist, and remained there until his retirement in 1988. During his time with the London Symphony, which eventually became the longest tenure of a principal chair in the history of the orchestra, he played under many of the world’s greatest conductors. Denis recorded on numerous movie soundtracks with the orchestra, including Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arc, and Superman