Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Jaguar723, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Jaguar723

    Jaguar723 New Friend

    May 20, 2015
    (Not sure if this is the right section to post this in)... Hi I'm a sophmore in high school and I just got my braces taken off yesterday and I had an extremely hard time playing my trumpet earlier today in band class. This was the same thing that happened to me when I first got them on. Do you have any tips on how to fix it or will it fix itself over time?
  2. larry tscharner

    larry tscharner Forte User

    Apr 30, 2010
    dubuque iowa
    Been there, done that. Its a change and just like when they went on, you will adapt to having them off. Congrats on your new, straighter look. In the long run you are better off now and the change should net you an even better ability after the adjustment period. Prepare to be wow'd. Best wishes.
  3. Greenshield

    Greenshield New Friend

    Dec 6, 2015
    I went through the same thing during highschool. Work on the fundamentals and don't panic, it'll come back to you with some time and practice.
  4. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    Prior respondents have said what needs to be said, and I too have been there also. I'm now 79 yo approaching 80 and have also undergone change to nearly full dentures as again required a complete rebuild of my embouchure which I believe I've accomplished to now play near the best I ever played ... and sometimes I feel I now play better ... but lay back to consider I'm now playing more complex music than I did prior. Just as an example, I cannot remember anytime prior that I played grace notes or duplets, but now they are common in what I'm playing.
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    This is the wrong place for this. Wilmer died last year. This section of the forum is more like a memorial.
  6. gunshowtickets

    gunshowtickets Forte User

    Mar 11, 2015
    Tidewater, VA
    Just don't get in the habit of substituting left-arm pressure to make up for what you had whilst the appliances were in.

    Patience, young grasshopper.
  7. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    You are entitled to your personal opinion even though I disagree. Wilmer brought wisdom to this forum and I don't believe that legacy should ever end where others can offer such wisdom from their experience in Wilmer's absence.
  8. Culbe

    Culbe Forte User

    Jul 25, 2014
    What did you do the first time to adjust with braces getting on? Is this adjustment any harder? If not, then do what you did last time. If that was nothing, do nothing and let it sort itself out.

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