This innovative practice mute gives accurate tuning throughout the range. It helps develop and open the throat muscles to give better air flow, thus improving the tone. Also, it has an improved resistance factor, allowing you to extend practice sessions. The ShMute is made from lightweight, yet hard-wearing, ABS plastic with no parts to break or fall off and it is sold in a convenient soft fabric carry bag.
Needing to practice at odd times and in odd places over the years (and the absence of a suitable mute) was the reason Trevor Bremner designed the sshhmute. In development over several years in his New Plymouth workshop, the sshhmute has been in full commercial production for almost 20 years and has been successfully launched to answer a market need for an effective mute for brass instruments in a price range to suit budding musicians and professionals alike.
The sshhmute is available for:
Trumpet/Cornet Piccolo Trumpet Tenor Trombone Bass Trombone French Horn Tenor Horn Flugel Horn
Trevor Bremner has been Australian and New Zealand Cornet Champion and also Champion of Champions of both countries on a number of occasions. He has had placings in the British Open Solo Competition.
He has completed a Post Graduate Diploma at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music specialising in Conducting and Multi Instrument Skills. He is well aware of the importance of practice at any level, and of the constraints of practice at odd times.
During his time in New Plymouth, Trevor conducted the New Plymouth City Band and taught many pupils.
While Trevor focuses on the design, development and assembly of the range of mutes, Betty ensures that the marketing and management of the business is operating smoothly.