band director told my child to change instruments :(

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by trumpetmom94, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. oohhh yeah

    oohhh yeah Pianissimo User

    Nov 23, 2008
    B.C. Canada
    High A above the staff is not bad for a 10th grader, my range is high C and I play lead in senior jazz band fine.
  2. Trumpet Dad

    Trumpet Dad Pianissimo User

    Jun 20, 2008
    New Jersey, USA

    I have a mouthpiece you can have that may help. My son used it when he first got braces and it worked miracles. He immediately had better range and endurance than he did without the braces. He actually hit a high C the first time he tried it and he was never able to do that even before the braces.

    It is a very good quality and good sounding mouthpiece. It was made by Greg Black and was designed by Greg Black and Rich Szabo. It has a larger cup (almost as big as a 3C) and a wide rim which will help with some of the discomfort of the braces.

    If you want it, you can have it, just pay me back for the shipping. Details of the mouthpiece can be found here (scroll down to the bottom of the page -- BP mouthpiece):

    Greg Black Mouthpieces - Signature Series Mouthpieces
  3. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

    Mar 6, 2007
    Ithaca NY
    Yay, way to go, Trumpet Dad! That's the TH spirit!

    Kudos to you, man!

  4. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    I Say! I Say! I Say! Welcome from all of us here at TM, Veery. ROFL
  5. Woltjer

    Woltjer New Friend

    Nov 6, 2009
    Portland, Oregon
    Braces is no reason to switch from trumpet. It is possible to play trumpet with braces. Let him choose.

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