All trumpeters using same mouthpiece

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  1. Joe44

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    Middle-schoolers. I will be in high school then but I was just wondering.
     
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    Nope even worse she is a percusion player.
     
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    I am one of the only people who like band. Just because I like playing.
     
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    Don't get me wrong she is a good music teacher just not a very good trumpet teacher. However almost all the kids hate her because of her teaching meathods.
     
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    Come to think of it she went on about this because I went and bought a new mouthpiece she thought was to shallow. It is a Schilke 14A4A (I think).
     
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    I agree.
     
  7. tobylou8

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    Are percussion players musicians? ;-) (if you don't know the OLD joke, well... .)
     
  8. richtom

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    Joe44,
    Regarding your 14A4a, that is a very specialized mouthpiece and is designed to play very loud above the staff. It is a true high register lead trumpet mouthpiece. I met the great trumpet player who had that mouthpiece designed for him by Schilke. His name is Forrest Buchtel and was a very famous and sought after lead trumpeter. He is the one who told me what it was designed for. I remarked to him I bet he wished he had a dollar for every one of those that has ever been sold. He immediately got a big grin on his face.
    Maybe you can play it, maybe not, but if you were my private student, I would likely take that away from you. It really isn't a mouthpiece for a young player.
    As you enjoy playing, keep it up.
    Rich T.
    PS: I have a late 60s original 14A4a and I can't really play it. It is just too shallow.
     
  9. Conntribution

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    What do you call a guy who hangs around musicians?


    ........................................a drummer.
     
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    Joe - think about using the MULTI button when you want to quote from numerous sources - the TM website then allows each one to be imported into your post - and a single post can be used to make reference to many previous comments - play with it a bit, and see how you go, we're fairly tolerant here and this will save you a bit of effort.
     

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