Does practicing with a mute increase range?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Trumpeter3197, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

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    I have a wedding to play this weekend. My wife and I were at the beach for the last two weekends and the week in between for our extremely late "Summer" vacation, so I took my cornet, Bach 3C mouthpiece, and a practice mute with me to maintain my chops. I have rarely used my practice mute (a Wick), but I hated every minute of practice with it. I would go nuts if I had to use a mute of some sort regularly when I practiced.
     
  2. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

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    Know a brass player (T-bone) who is mute, but he's not deaf. He has a great job as a deaf translator for PBS and some other corporate and government entities. He's a decent graphic artist as well. Met him at Gallaudet University in DC. The way he moves his hands, I ponder if he couldn't conduct music.
     

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