Designed by David Hickman and Eric Baker, the new Sotto Voce straight mute is perfect for soft passages such as Enesco's LEGEND, Copland's QUIET CITY, Shostakovich's PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1, SYMPHONY NO. 1, Debussy's FETES, and hundreds of other works.
It has a beautiful, warm sound, easy blow resistance, great intonation in all registers. This mute does NOT sound dead like many practice mutes, nor does it have the "nasal" sound of many straight mutes. A MUST for all serious performers!
"In the past I've tried practice mutes, soft mutes, cotton balls, velvet bags and baseball caps to get the sotto voce quality singers have, but they were all too buzzy or stuffy sounding. With this mute I can sound like myself and more confidently approach the dynamic level of the sotto voce singer." - David Krausss (Principal Trumpet, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)
"The new Sotto Voce mute is wonderful! Great sound, pitch is excellent, and it looks beautiful as well!" - Allan Dean
"....smooth and easy sound that just glides out in all registers. I love this mute!!" - Joe Burgstaller (formerly, Canadian Brass)
**Trumpet shown in photo not included with purchase.