All Harmon all the time.

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  1. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

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    That's right ... 24/7. I'm doing an experiment, because I want to try to get a trumpet solo on one of my recordings, with the Harmon mute. I especially love the Harmon mute playing of Miles and I thought I could get my sound together with it a little better if I ONLY played the trumpet with the Harmon for a few weeks.

    If I survive it, I'll report back. Wish me luck. :-?


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  2. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

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    :play: Good Luck, Turtle ! :thumbsup:
     
  3. veery715

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    No harmon doing that!
     
  4. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    I will remain mute on the subject
     
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  5. Ed Lee

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    I detest ALL mutes unless the music or conductor requires them, and that includes the "silent" practice types.
     
  6. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

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    I would think you may be doing more harm than good to your general playing.
     
  7. patkins

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    Man, I think that is a very good idea. Also while your at it try to use a plunger on top of it. Cat Anderson was the best!
     
  8. Pete

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    When I toured with one of the USAF bands years ago, I would practice with a Harmon mute most of the time. I still use one to warm up on before lead gigs. I do about 5 minutes of this only. It makes me play more efficiently.

    Pete
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2012
  9. turtlejimmy

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    My neighbor loves this idea.

    Day 1 finished ...... I feel like I have a trumpet cold, like I'm stuffed up, but survived it intact. :thumbsup:

    Thanks for the encouragement everyone.


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  10. Ed Lee

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    The increased back pressure iinitially wears on you until you toughen up. Don't try to overdo it until you can do less with ease. Your neighbors having input ???? I thought you had sound proofed your shed Turtle.
     

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