Hi, Andy. I’m very much interested in your comments. I had never played a wind instrument (mostly just bad piano) until I took up the melodica about two years ago. A trumpet mouthpiece was supposed to come with one of the melodicas I ordered from Melodicas.com. It didn’t and they were unresponsive, so I finally bought one on eBay. However, since making a few feeble efforts with it, I haven’t done anything more with it. I really don’t understand much about mouthpieces of other instruments, but I’m all for experimentation. Do you blow into the melodica mouthpiece in the same way you’d blow into a trumpet?