Denis Wick practice mutes are perhaps the best teaching aid ever invented. Not only do they fulfill the need for the in tune painless practice, so essential in the development of every young player and an indispensable ‘hotel mute’ for the professional, but they also make 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.
Most practice mutes are infamous for their deficiencies in pitch, intonation and excessive resistance. Through careful design, Wick has created a practice mute that stops nearly all sound while retaining a stable pitch, accurate intonation and the ideal level of resistance. Whether they are being used in teaching or practicing, Wick practice mutes can bring the sound to the edge of silence.