Hartman Mouthpieces


How does a mouthpiece work?

Scott’s philosophy on mouthpieces: “I believe that the primary function of a brass instrument mouthpiece is to serve as an acoustically matched bridge between the player’s aperture and the instrument. This maximizes playing efficiency for …

Choosing a Mouthpiece – there are several options… (some are better than others)

The Traditional way of finding a mouthpiece… The time honored method of choosing a mouthpiece is the classic ‘Follow the Leader’ system. As you will see from these videos demonstrating this method, you could find …

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I’m Scott Hartman, a trombonist and the professor of trombone at the Yale School of Music.

Hartman Mouthpieces are the result of 25 years of personal research and testing. Years of work in the basement and testing on stage – years well spent, in my opinion, as the Hartman Mouthpiece propels the state of the art of mouthpiece technology to a new level.

My goal is to offer a solution to everyone’s search for the right mouthpiece.

Hartman Mouthpieces are designed so that I can balance and ‘tune’ each one to perform in a consistent manner. With this capability, I can fit a mouthpiece to an individual instrument – optimizing each instrument’s ease of playing – and in the process – realizing the true personality of each instrument!

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Support and Tutorials


The mechanics of tonguing and how it relates to the mouthpiece For the…

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Parts of a Hartman mouthpiece

Hartman Mouthpieces have somewhere between 2 and 9 separate component parts, depending upon…

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