The perfect partner for your favourite mouthpiece
Stratos Encore Pro is a precisely adjustable attachment for all brass instruments. Designed to ensure the best jaw position and improve your embouchure.
Hand crafted entirely in the UK using high quality Aviation Grade polished aluminium.
Improve your posture, reduce pressure on your lips, prolong performance, optimise embouchure, perfect your pitch and overall achieve new heights in your playing.
This high-quality practice aid is simply attached to your instrument whilst you play or practise. It helps you improve and adapt your embouchure and, by reducing mouthpiece pressure and ensuring a good jaw position, can help solve many embouchure problems, as well improve your power, range, tone, stamina and general ease of playing.
STRATOS seeks to improve your whole approach to shaping an embouchure. It takes away the need to ‘think’ about position and pressure, and allows you to concentrate on relaxing back into better and better performances.
Heavy mouthpiece pressure restricts the flow of blood to the lips, and they tire more quickly. Players who use excessive pressure will not improve their endurance no matter how long they practice. This is because the muscles at the corners of the lips (which determine lip tension in a good, relaxed, embouchure) are hardly being used at all.
By encouraging a good “floating” jaw position, the STRATOS system reduces the need for mouthpiece pressure, and brings the right muscles into play. Using the STRATOS system encourages the right position, and helps players deliver even tone and quality across the entire range of the instrument.
Jens Lindemann CM – International Trumpet Soloist on seeing Stratos for the first time
I want one and I want it now
David Pyatt – Principal Horn, London Philharmonic Orchestra
STRATOS is particularly useful in my warm-up, to focus my mind on the basics of a good embouchure set-up. Really useful … a great bit of kit
Lord Chris Jeans – International Trombone Soloist
As an educator and a trombone player, I was so amazed with the STRATOS as a beneficial aid for the chops (lips) that every brass player should have. I believe this to be an invaluable tool for busy educators like myself. I would recommend it to all brass students.
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