WO2012126760A1 - Adapter for a mouthpiece of a wind instrument, mouthpiece comprising adapter, and wind instrument comprising such an adapter - Google Patents

Adapter for a mouthpiece of a wind instrument, mouthpiece comprising adapter, and wind instrument comprising such an adapter Download PDF

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WO2012126760A1
WO2012126760A1 PCT/EP2012/054264 EP2012054264W WO2012126760A1 WO 2012126760 A1 WO2012126760 A1 WO 2012126760A1 EP 2012054264 W EP2012054264 W EP 2012054264W WO 2012126760 A1 WO2012126760 A1 WO 2012126760A1
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Werner Blättler
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Abstract

The invention relates to an adapter (10) to be secured to a mouthpiece (2) of a wind instrument, said mouthpiece (2) having a circular mouthpiece end face with an opening and a channel in an axial direction (x) perpendicular to the mouthpiece end face. The adapter (10) is substantially rotationally symmetrical and has an annular flange (11) that faces the mouth and runs substantially parallel to the mouthpiece end face. Furthermore, the adapter has an annular collar (12) that runs substantially perpendicular to the mouthpiece end face and an annular securing zone (13) with a rotationally symmetrical inner contour for securing to the mouthpiece (2). The annular flange (11) facing the mouth spans a plane (E) and comprises a deformable material so that the plane can be at least partly deformed with respect to the mouthpiece end face by applying a force.

Description

 Adapter for a mouthpiece of a wind instrument, mouthpiece with adapter and wind instrument with such an adapter

The invention relates to an adapter for a mouthpiece of a

Wind instruments with sound production by lip vibrations, on a

Mouthpiece with adapter and on a wind instrument with such an adapter. In particular, the invention relates to an adapter for the compensation of the oral or lip, tooth and jaw anatomy to a geometric

Circular approach of common mouthpieces for wind instruments (such as trumpet, trombone, horn, hunting horn, alphorn, etc.), as well as modified mouthpieces with matching adapter, or an adaptive mouthpiece.

Background of the invention

The priority of Swiss patent application CH00511 / 11 filed on 23.03.2011 is claimed. For the formation of sound on wind instruments with vibration generation by air pressure and lip tension, a circular mouthpiece (generator) with geometrically flat neck portion is used. Because of different anatomy of the human mouth (lips, teeth, jaws), the tone is more or less difficult. The production of tones by the lip tension and the reflection on jaw and lips is largely dependent on the aforementioned oral anatomy.

In Fig. 1, an exemplary wind instrument 1 is shown with such a circular mouthpiece 2 (generator) with geometrically flat neck portion. In Figures 2A and 2B are details of an exemplary mouthpiece 2 with

shown geometrically flat neck portion. Fig. 2A shows a schematic section through the mouthpiece 2. Fig. 2B shows a plan view of the mouthpiece 2 from the mouth side. The mouthpiece 2 has a circular

Mouthpiece end face S with an opening 3 and a channel 4 on. The channel 4 typically has a funnel-shaped cross section in an axial direction x, which extends perpendicular to the mouthpiece end face S.

With prolonged playing a wind instrument it comes to

Fatigue, which can lead to the sound can no longer sound clean, or the sound changes audibly. There is also the problem that in cold weather, the cold of the sheet material is perceived as unpleasant. In extreme cases, you can stick to a very cold metal surface. In addition, there are occasionally situations where you hit a wind instrument against the lips or teeth

gets. That, too, is understandably undesirable.

There are many different mouthpieces and most musicians have become accustomed to a particular shape and design over time. Changes to

Mouthpiece are therefore rather undesirable.

When producing a sound, the pressurized cavity in the mouthpiece should be closed to the lips as well as possible, so that a high sound quality with efficient use of the consumable Air quantity is reached. With today's mouthpieces with geometrically circular (flat approach area) can be created in most people because of different oral anatomy no optimal connection. Many musicians compensate for this with increased contact pressure, with the result that the sound quality is impaired and the circulation of the lip part, which determines the vibration generation, is greatly reduced. This results in faster fatigue and thus less safety and precision in tone production.

Wind instruments are usually held in the hands and thus the contact with the mouth is made. Since the human body during the making of music is not constant in absolutely the same attitude with the

Musical instrument, the precision of tone production is reduced with small changes in the mouthpiece neck area. Especially at

As a result of marching music playing, the attitude of the musical instrument can impair the safety and precision of the sound production.

The closing or sealing of the pressurized and clay-forming funnel or kesseniförmigen mouthpiece interior to the

Vibration-producing lips also play an important role. As mentioned above, the anatomy of the mouth has like jaw shape, tooth position and

Lip muscles have a significant influence on the generation of sounds. Only rarely is there a seal sufficient for the qualitatively expected sound quality, while at the same time looseness and mobility of the sound producing lips, between forms due to biological genetics (mouth) and geometrical - production - related forms (mouthpiece).

There are already in the form of the same plastic mouthpieces as metal mouthpieces, which although the contact feeling (heat balance) improve, however, have the disadvantageous rigid mouthpiece geometry and cause a qualitatively noticeably worse generation of tones. It is state of the art that the mouthpiece 2 (generator) and the musical instrument 1 (resonator) are made of the same or similar material (trumpet metal, alphorn wood). There is therefore a need to provide a mouthpiece that can accommodate the mouth and mouth of the mouth anatomy. Above all, it is about creating a mouthpiece that meets the conditions formulated above.

However, the problem arises that a mouthpiece has a certain geometry and rigidity, i. must have a certain hardness in order to allow the generation of sounds at all.

According to the invention, an adaptive mouthpiece is provided which comprises either a conventional mouthpiece including an adaptive mouthpiece attachment (here called an adapter) or a one-piece adaptive mouthpiece which can adapt to oral anatomy. As a result, the important factors of tone formation, such as the strength of the contact pressure, angular position of the

Musical instrument (mouthpiece) to the mouth, and closing or sealing the pressurized and sound-forming funnel or kesseniförmigen mouthpiece interior to the lips significantly improved.

The inventive adaptive mouthpiece on the one hand has the required hardness and on the other hand allows an individual situational adaptation to the

Mouth anatomy.

The inventive adaptive mouthpiece attachment is specifically designed for attachment to a mouthpiece of a wind instrument having a circular mouthpiece end face with an opening and a channel in an axial direction perpendicular to the mouthpiece face. The adapter is substantially rotationally symmetrical and includes a mouth-side annular flange that is substantially parallel to the mouthpiece end face. He has an annular stand-up collar, which is essentially perpendicular to the

Mouthpiece end surface extends, and it has an annular attachment zone with a rotationally symmetrical inner contour for attachment to the

Mouthpiece on. The mouth-side annular flange biases a plane and the adapter comprises a deformable material to allow the flange to pass through Force against the mouthpiece end face is at least partially deformable.

According to the invention, a special combination of a modified mouthpiece and an adapter is provided, wherein in this combination both the shape of the modified mouthpiece in the transition region to

The adapter and the adapter are specially optimized to offer suitable solutions for advanced wind players and for higher wind music demands and professional musicians.

The measures mentioned in the dependent claims advantageous embodiments and developments are possible.

Further advantages emerge directly from the description and the accompanying drawings.

In the following the invention will be described in detail by means of exemplary embodiments and with reference to the drawings.

Fig. 1 shows a known brass instrument with mouthpiece in a perspective view;

Fig. 2A shows a known mouthpiece in longitudinal section;

 Fig. 2B shows a plan view from the mouth side on the mouthpiece

 Fig. 2A;

 Fig. 3 shows a mouthpiece with a first adapter of the invention in a perspective view;

Fig. 4 shows a schematic section through a part of a mouthpiece with an adapter of the invention in a perspective view; Fig. 5 shows a schematic longitudinal section through part of a mouthpiece with an adapter of the invention;

Fig. 6 shows a schematic perspective view of an adapter of

 Invention while undergoing a deformation;

Fig. 7 shows a schematic partial section of a first base body, which is suitable for the production of an adapter according to the invention; FIG. 8 shows a schematic view of a second base body, which belongs to the

Preparation of an adapter according to the invention is suitable;

FIG. 9 shows a schematic view of a third basic body, which is used for

 Preparation of an adapter according to the invention is suitable;

Fig. 10 shows a schematic section through a modified mouthpiece with another adapter of the invention;

Fig. 11 shows a schematic section through another modified

 Mouthpiece with another adapter of the invention;

Fig. 12 shows a schematic section through another modified

 Mouthpiece with another adapter of the invention;

Fig. 13 shows a schematic section through an integral, adaptive

 Mouthpiece of the invention;

Fig. 14 shows a schematic section through another one-piece, adaptive mouthpiece of the invention.

The same or equivalent structural elements are provided in the figures with the same reference numerals, even if they differ from each other in part. Information such as above, below, right, left, front, back refer to the location of the so-called elements in the respective figures.

The invention will now be described by way of several examples.

The present invention relates to an adaptive mouthpiece attachment, here referred to as adapter 10, and a one-piece, adaptive mouthpiece 17, of a coordinated combination of a chemically and physically suitable one

Materials, preferably plastic, with a special shape.

On the one hand, the adapter 10 comprises a resilient (press fitting, clamping), tubular fitting on the respective outside diameter of a

conventional (ie non-modified) instrument tip 2, as can be seen for example in Fig. 4, or a specially adapted Mouthpiece. The tubular fitting is also called annular

Attachment zone 13 denotes.

The mouthpiece end face S of the mouthpiece 2 lies in a plane parallel to the y-z plane of the x-y-z coordinate system. SE here denotes the plane of the mouthpiece face S.

FIG. 3 shows a first embodiment of an adapter 10 for attachment to a mouthpiece 2 of a wind instrument 1 according to FIGS. 2A and 2B. The mouthpiece 2 has a circular mouthpiece end face S with opening 3 and a channel 4 extending in an axial direction parallel to the x-axis perpendicular to the mouthpiece end face S, as can be seen in Figures 2A and 2B.

The adapter 10 is substantially in all embodiments

is rotationally symmetrical and has a mouth-side, annular flange 11, which lies substantially in a (flange) plane E (see Fig. 5), which runs parallel to the mouthpiece end face S. Between the plane E and the mouthpiece end face S there is a distance A2 (in the direction of the x-axis) which is between 1 mm and 10 mm. The adapter 10 comprises an annular stand-up collar 12 which is substantially perpendicular to the

Mouthpiece end face S extends, and an annular attachment zone 13 with a rotationally symmetrical inner contour 14 for attachment to the mouthpiece 2. The mouth-side, annular flange 11 biases the plane E, as can be seen in Fig. 5.

The adapter 10 comprises in all embodiments at least partially a deformable material, so that the plane E is at least partially deformed by force against the mouthpiece end face S. FIG. 6 shows an exemplary adapter 10 in a deformed state. A portion of the flange 11 was pressed in Fig. 6 by pressure of the lips, teeth and the jaw in the direction of the negative x-axis. On the other hand, another part of the flange 11 remains in a non-deformed position. The material and shape of the adapter 10 or of the integral, adaptive mouthpiece 17 are chosen in all embodiments of the invention such that a temporary deformation is exerted when using the instrument 1 and while pressure is exerted on the adapter 10 or on the adaptive mouthpiece 17 results. This deformation results from the change in the shape of the adapter 10 or the adaptive mouthpiece 17 (which for this purpose has at least one parallel or conical groove 18) and one

combined upsetting / stretching, respectively a reversible forming of the material of the adapter 10 or the adaptive mouthpiece 17. Die

Overall effect thus results from an interaction of the elasticity of the material of the adapter 10 or the adaptive mouthpiece 17, the material thickness of the adapter 10 or the adaptive mouthpiece 17 and its geometry.

In Figures 4 and 5, the position of the mentioned groove 18 is clearly visible. In the embodiment shown in Fig. 5, the groove 18 is formed by a first cone Kl. By the shape and position of the groove 18, the flange 11 may be urged on the outer periphery towards the annular attachment zone 13 (i.e., in the direction of the negative x-axis), as indicated schematically in FIG. In Fig. 6, the bottom 11.1 of the flange 11 in the area B touches a shoulder 13.1 of the annular attachment zone 13. In the embodiment shown in Fig. 5, a second cone K2 results between an inner shoulder 13.2 of the annular attachment zone 13 and the end edge of the 2.1 Mouthpiece 2. The second cone K2 is optional.

In Fig. 4 is indicated by two double arrows PI and P2, that the adapter 10 preferably allows two pivoting or deformation movements, if he has the two mentioned Konen Kl and K2. If one embodiment has only one groove 18 (i.e., if, for example, the second cone K2 is not present), the adapter 10 allows only the pivoting or deformation movement PI.

The plane E, which is spanned by the mouth-side, annular flange 11 of the adapter 10 or the mouthpiece 17, in all embodiments with respect to the mouthpiece end face S spatially spaced, such. B. in Fig. 5th shown. The corresponding distance A2 between this plane E and the

Mouthpiece end face S is preferably between 1 mm and 10 mm. The distance A2 should be as small as possible and as large as necessary, on the one hand to set / specify the response (in the sense of reaction to pressure exerted by the lips, mouth and jaw) and, on the other hand, to provide sufficient rigidity , so a high

Sound quality is achievable.

The circumferential groove 18 may be parallel or tapered inwardly or outwardly, with outward-facing (i.e., outward-facing) circumferential groove 18 embodiments being preferred. Each of the embodiments may include a groove 18 or more than a groove 18. The embodiment in FIG. 14 (a one-piece, adaptive mouthpiece 17 is shown in this figure) has two circumferential grooves 18.

Embodiments in which the mouth-side, annular flange 11 is separated from the mouthpiece end face S by at least one annular groove 18, as described, are particularly preferred. The annular groove 18 preferably has an extent AI in the axial direction x between 0.5 mm and 8 mm.

Particularly preferred embodiments are those in which a spring element or rubber ring 15 is provided which is arranged in the annular groove 18. A corresponding example is indicated in FIG. 7. The spring element or the rubber ring 15 can serve to provide a restoring force and elasticity. If such a spring element or such a rubber ring 15 is to be used, the material of the adapter 10 is preferably selected in the region of the flange 11 so that it is softer than in embodiments without spring element or rubber ring 15. The required hardness can be determined by the shape and Material choice of the spring element or rubber ring 15 are influenced.

Particularly preferred is an embodiment of the adapter 10 or mouthpiece 17, which are supplied with spring elements or rubber rings 15 of different elasticity. The musician can then by inserting the appropriate Spring element or rubber ring 15 the restoring force and thus adjust the back pressure individually.

Preferably, the adapter 10 or the mouthpiece 17 comprises a resilient conical connection (called cone Kl) to a curved, also resilient mouth or lip connection. Preferably, this is achieved by the cooperation of the flange 11 and a (upright) collar 12, such as e.g. shown in Figures 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

The flange 11 is preferably formed in all embodiments as an annular flange 11 which extends substantially parallel to the mouthpiece end face S. The mouthpiece end face S is defined by the annular end of the mouthpiece 2 or 17, as seen for example in FIGS. 2B and 5. The annular flange 11 is described as mouth-side,

annular flange 11, since it is that element of the instrument 1 which comes into contact with the mouth or which is closest to the mouth.

In all embodiments, the use of an adapter 10 results in a mouthpiece 2 or by the adaptive mouthpiece 17 is a resilient

Connection. Preferably, this resilient connection results from two resilient cones K1 and K2.

The adapter 10 or adaptive mouthpiece 17 may preferably conform to the jaw-tooth and lip shape by selecting a combination of suitable material, wall thickness, and shape.

The adhesion of the adapter 10 with the mouthpiece 2 is important. Also of importance are the hardness, shape and resilience of the material of the adapter 10 or the adaptive mouthpiece 17 for the transmission (reflection) of the standing wave for triggering a new pulse on the lips of crucial importance.

The material of the adapter 10 or mouthpiece 17 is preferably POM-C (polyacetal copolymer) in all embodiments. There are others Plastics or materials are used which are the chemical

Properties (LSG, Life Science Grade, biocompatible plastics for

pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnological applications) and physical properties. Also compound material or

coated material could be used. It is also very thin

(thin-walled) resilient metal suitable.

The size of the adapter 10 depends on the instrument mouthpieces 2 and extends from small instruments in the soprano range such as trumpet to large instruments such as bass tuba. The neck ring, respectively the

annular attachment zone 13 preferably corresponds in size and shape at least in sections to the respective conventional mouthpieces 2 or modified mouthpieces. Particularly preferred are adapters 10, the annular attachment zone 13 to the outer diameter D of

Instrument mouthpiece 2 corresponds, so that the adapter 10 can be placed on the instrument mouthpiece 2 by clamping.

The approach region of the annular flange 11 or the entire annular flange 11 preferably corresponds in all embodiments of the

Shaping and / or the dimensions of the approach of a

Therefore, the outer diameter D1 of the adapter 10 and / or the inner diameter d1 of the adapter 10 preferably corresponds to the outer diameter D or the inner diameter d of the instrument mouthpiece 2.

Preferably, the adapter 10 or the adaptive mouthpiece 17 in

Neck portion of the annular flange 11 in all embodiments, a curvature with a radius R (see Fig. 5). The radius R is chosen so that the approach area is formed Mundanatomiegerecht.

Preferably, the adapter 10 has one in all embodiments

A body having the shape of a cylinder 20 as shown in FIG. 7 or a truncated cone 30 as shown in FIG. 8 or a torus 40 as shown in FIG. 9. With two different methods, these adapters 10 or the adaptive mouthpieces 17 can be manufactured inexpensively.

a) with NC-controlled automatic lathes: This method allows on the one hand for the expected variety variety in the implementation time, the short-term, individual, geometric adaptation with an optimal cost-benefit ratio, which can also take into account special customer requirements; b) the low-priced version for large series with appropriate

Investments in Plastic Press Molds and Adaptive Mouthpieces 17 a small rework for grooving 18.

The key features for taking advantage of this invention are:

 - Matching the wall thickness of the adapter 10 or the adaptive

 Mouthpiece 17 with the shaping in the region of the resilient groove (s) 18 and / or the optional Konen Kl and / or K2 and

 - Size of the outer and inner diameter of the lip attachment area.

The key advantages of this invention are:

- Less, or equally distributed pressure on the lips improves blood circulation and thus the performance and endurance which influence the musical quality significantly.

 - Less pressure on the lips increases the flexibility and the looseness of the lips, which is crucial for the

 Sound generation and precise response (reaction between

 Lip vibration, mouthpiece and bell).

 - Tonqualitätsbeeinflussende temperature differences, especially

 Temperatures below room temperature can be reduced to a minimum.

 The more comfortable, adaptive contact feeling between lips and adapter 10 or mouthpiece 17 with respect to the rigid, cold,

 metallic mouthpiece 2 improves the well-being while playing music.

In the following, further embodiments are described. Instead of the two fixed (by means of the annular stand-up collar 12) connected, resilient cone Kl, K2, only a resilient cone (preferably only the cone Kl) may be provided. Instead of the mentioned conical configuration, the groove 18 may also be formed by parallel surfaces.

The optional cones K1, K2 can be directed outwards and / or inwards.

Instead of the plugged-on, pressed-on version of the adapter 10, as shown in the figures, an inventive adapter 10 may also be designed so that it can be screwed onto conventional, existing mouthpieces 2 by means of fine thread. However, this embodiment requires a special (modified) mouthpiece 2, since the mouthpiece must have a complementary fine thread to the thread of the adapter 10.

In Fig. 10, a further embodiment of the invention is shown, in which case adjustments were made to the mouthpiece 2. The front edge or surface 2.1 of the mouthpiece 2 has been modified in such a way that immediately in the region of the opening 3 there is a circumferential nose or a circumferential edge 2.2. In order to enable a movement of the cone K2, in the embodiments described and shown between the front edge or surface 2.1 of the mouthpiece 2 and the inner shoulder 13.2 of the adapter 10, an annular space is provided. However, the annular gap communicates with the opening 3 in fluid communication, resulting in a

may cause undesirable detuning of the instrument 1. According to FIG. 10, the circumferential nose or the peripheral edge 2.2 can close or at least reduce the transition between the opening 3 and the annular gap. For providing the circumferential nose or the circumferential edge 2.2, the front edge or surface 2.1 of the mouthpiece 2 may have been taken back, for example, by a turning operation with respect to the original plane S. In Fig. 11, a further embodiment of the invention is shown, with adjustments to the mouthpiece 2 were made here. The front edge or surface 2.1 of the mouthpiece 2 has been modified so that it extends obliquely from the outside inward (tapered inwards). On the adapter 10, a circumferential nose or a circumferential edge 11.2 is provided, which extends in the direction of the negative x-axis. The circumferential nose or the peripheral edge 11.2 is considered as an extension of the annular stand-up collar 12. In principle, this is a reversal of the approach of FIG. 10. The transition between the opening 3 and the annular gap is closed or at least reduced.

In Fig. 12, a further embodiment of the invention is shown, wherein also adjustments were made to the mouthpiece 2 here. The front edge or surface 2.1 of the mouthpiece 2 has been modified so that it extends obliquely from the outside inward (tapered inwardly). The adapter 10 is designed to be flatter (as viewed in the x-axis direction), which leads to a reduction of the mentioned annular gap between the end edge or surface 2.1 of the mouthpiece 2 and the inner shoulder 13.2 of the adapter 10.

FIG. 13 shows a further embodiment of the invention, which is an integral, adaptive mouthpiece 17. The adaptive

Mouthpiece 17 is made of plastic or other suitable material that has resilient properties. The shape of the mouthpiece 17 corresponds to that of the adapter 10, wherein it is important that the

close to the mouth region of the mouthpiece 17 can flexibly adapt to the lips of the user. The one-piece, adaptive mouthpiece 17 of Fig. 13 has a circumferential groove 18 with parallel surfaces.

In Fig. 14, a further embodiment of the invention is shown, which is an integral, adaptive mouthpiece 17 here. The adaptive

Mouthpiece 17 is made of plastic or other suitable material that has resilient properties. The one-piece, adaptive mouthpiece 17 of FIG. 14 has two circumferential grooves 18 with parallel surfaces and therefore yields slightly more than the mouthpiece 17 of FIG. 13.

The invention can preferably be applied to the following instruments:

 - tuba,

 - sousaphone,

 - French Horn,

 - trombone,

 - Euphonium,

 - baritone,

 - Tenor horn,

 - Mellophone,

 - Althorn,

 - flugelhorn,

 - Cornet, or

- Trumpet.

Wind instrument 1

(Instrument) mouthpiece 2

Front edge or surface 2.1

Nose or rim 2.2

Opening 3

Channel 4

Adapter 10 mouth-side, annular flange 11th

Bottom 11.1

Nose or rim 11.2 annular standing collar 12 annular fastening zone 13

(outer) shoulder 13.1 inner shoulder 13.2 rotationally symmetrical inner contour 14th

Spring element or rubber ring 15 mouth-side opening 16 adaptive mouthpiece 17 circumferential groove 18

Cylinder 20

Truncated cone 30

Torus 40

Extension AI

Distance A2

Area B

Outer diameter of the (instrument) D mouthpiece

Inner diameter of the (instrument) d mouthpiece Outer diameter of the adapter Dl

Inner diameter of the adapter dl

(Flange) plane E

First cone Kl second cone (optional) K2

Double arrows PI, P2

Radius R

Plane of the mouthpiece end face S SE circular mouthpiece end face S

Symmetry axis Sx

Axial direction X

 Coordinate system, y, z

Claims

claims
An adapter (10) for fixing to a mouthpiece (2) of a wind instrument (1), the mouthpiece (2) having a circular mouthpiece end face (S) with an opening (3) and a channel (4) in an axial direction (x) to the mouthpiece end face (S), characterized in that the adapter (10) is substantially rotationally symmetrical and
 a mouth-side annular flange (11) which runs essentially parallel to the mouthpiece end face (S),
 an annular stand-up collar (12) extending substantially perpendicular to the mouthpiece end face (S), and
 - An annular attachment zone (13) with a rotationally symmetrical
 Inner contour (14) for attachment to the mouthpiece (2),
wherein the mouth-side annular flange (11) spans a plane (E) and comprises a deformable material for at least partially deforming the annular flange (11) from the plane (E) by force against the mouthpiece end face (S).
2. Adapter (10) according to claim 1, characterized in that the plane (E), which is spanned by the mouth-side, annular flange (11) is spatially spaced from the mouthpiece end face (S), wherein the distance (A2) between this plane (E) and the mouthpiece end face (S) is preferably between 1 mm and 10 mm.
3. Adapter (10) according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the mouth-side, annular flange (11) relative to the mouthpiece end face (S) by at least one annular groove (18) is separated, wherein the annular groove (18) is preferably an extension ( AI) in the axial direction (x) between 0.5 mm and 8 mm.
4. adapter (10) according to claim 3, characterized in that the annular groove (18) outside or inside of the adapter (10) is arranged.
5. Adapter (10) according to claim 3 or 4, characterized in that it comprises a spring element or a rubber ring (15) which is arranged in the annular groove (18).
6. adapter (10) according to any one of claims 1-5, characterized in that the adapter (10) has a base body with the shape of a cylinder (20), or a truncated cone (30) or a torus (40).
7. Adapter (10) according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that it comprises a circumferential nose or a peripheral edge (11.2) which lies in the region of the annular stand-up collar (12) and extends in the axial direction (x).
8. mouthpiece (17) having a circular end face (S, E) with a
Inlet opening (3) and a channel (4) extending in an axial direction (x) perpendicular to the end face (S, E), wherein the mouthpiece (17) is substantially rotationally symmetrical to the axial direction (x) and the
Connecting with a wind instrument (1) is designed, characterized in that the mouthpiece (17) comprises:
 a mouth-side, annular flange (11), which runs essentially parallel to the end face (S, E),
 - An annular standing collar (12) which extends substantially perpendicular to the end face (S, E), and
 at least one circumferential groove (18),
wherein the mouth-side, annular flange (11) comprises a deformable material, so that the annular flange (11) at least partially from the end face (S, E) by force at least partially
is deformable.
9. mouthpiece (17) according to claim 8, characterized in that it is made in one piece from plastic.
10. Wind instrument (1) with a mouthpiece (2), which is a circular
Mouthpiece end face (S), wherein the wind instrument (1) comprises an adapter (10) according to any one of claims 1-6.
11. Wind instrument (1) according to claim 10, characterized in that the mouthpiece end face (S) is made obliquely from the outside inwards.
12. Wind instrument (1) according to claim 10, characterized in that it comprises a circumferential nose or a peripheral edge (2.2).
13. Wind instrument (1) according to any one of claims 10, 11 or 12, characterized in that it is a wind instrument, preferably
 - a tuba,
 - a sousaphone,
 - a French horn,
 - a trombone,
 - an euphonium,
 - a baritone,
 - a tenor horn,
 - a mellophone,
 - an old horn,
 - a flugelhorn,
 - a cornet,
 - a trumpet, or
 - an alphorn
is.
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