The silver fern has been accepted as a symbol of New Zealand’s national identity since the 1880s. To Māori, the elegant shape of the fronds stood for strength, resistance, and enduring power. To Pākehā (New Zealanders of non-Māori descent), the fern symbolised their sense of attachment to their homeland.
sshhmute is proud to have the silver fern on our limited edition mutes.
Durable, lightweight, and high-quality, the sshhmute Practice Mute is perfect for brass players to play when their surroundings make it inconvenient. Whether it’s warming up before going on stage, practicing in your bedroom, or playing in the school hallway, the sshhmute is the perfect choice. This one of a kind brass practice mute has next to no back-pressure and true tuning consistency throughout the range of the instrument... that's why the sshhmute is the #1 choice for some of the world's top brass players including:
James Morrison (internationally acclaimed jazz artist)
Joseph Alessi (Principal Trombone - New York Philharmonic)
David Elton (Principal Trumpet - London Symphony Orchestra)
and acclaimed ensembles such as Canadian Brass, Foden's Band, Brassband Willebroek, and Wellington Brass.