All trumpeters using same mouthpiece

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Joe44, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Dave Hughes

    Dave Hughes Mezzo Forte User

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    OK, many of the top Drum and Bugle Corps have standardized trumpet mouthpieces for all there trumpets- who, of course, also play on the same instruments. The Blue Devils have been doing this for over 30 years- I do believe they also have pre-set tuning slide positions.

    Of course, these corps are usually comprised of exceptional players. I don't think such standardization is possible in HS Marching Bands, however.
     
  2. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

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    It would be just as possible if they were taught to play in tune with the same mpc and instruments. However, what would happen first is a culling of those that couldn't.
     
  3. MTROSTER

    MTROSTER Piano User

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    With that attitude, why is she teaching music?:dontknow:
     
  4. Al Innella

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    She was probably drum corps. trained.
     
  5. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

    I would love to hear that. I just bought a box of Alka Seltzer
     
  6. ccNochops

    ccNochops Piano User

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    I always thought it better to put all the clarinets in a box and not let them out until they all played in tune........made for a real small band, made the sax players think who's nextROFLROFLROFLROFLROFL
     
  7. bumblebee

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    Wow - 5 pages of comment because the teacher said she was "thinking about" something... Now I "think about" a lot of things, and sometimes even tell people, but mostly don't do them because they're stupid things! Perhaps the teacher has already come to this realisation but just hasn't yet told the band?

    --bumblebee
     
  8. gbdeamer

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    The band sounded great.
     
  9. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User


    Glad you enjoyed it.
     
  10. tobylou8

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    Well, it is outrageous to think about it in most of our minds and we can't just sit here and do nothing, can we?:dontknow:;-)
     

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