Easy playing or tiring horns.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Zeus, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. BigDub

    BigDub Fortissimo User

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    Rowuk, you always bring us back to reality. No easy solutions. You have to make it work, it's not the horn, right?
     
  2. richtom

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    One of the rules of playing is the horn, mouthpiece, and player needs to match. Change one and another change is likely needed.
    Unless you are a world class player (and there are a few on this site) who can make anything work to their advantage (and they will make a change when necessary), you will need to make adjustments.
    Personally, I don't use multiple Bbs. I use a Schilke B1 Bb which I make work in every situation. It can part your hair at 10 feet or fill a large hall with a big sound. I usually use just one mouthpiece, a GR65M (think 5C) and change my thought patterns, but will make mouthpiece adjustments (all GR65 series) if needed.
    RT
     
  3. veery715

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    Geez, my newly acquired Recording speaks as easily as any horn I have owned. How I will feel after a couple of hours playing remains to be seen.
     
  4. patkins

    patkins Forte User

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    Congrats, I hope you are mesmerized and delighted!
     
  5. Dave Hughes

    Dave Hughes Mezzo Forte User

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    +1 on the MEHA...But I also find that I can play my Connstellation 28b all day?
     
  6. coolerdave

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    My gut tends to agree with Rowuks spin on this... all things being equal ...
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    If your valves are out of alignment on one of the horns is dirty or ???? then it could also produce the same result.
     
  7. tobylou8

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    I can play any horn I own for hours w/o problems (except from my wife). :-)
    It's all in learning to manage yourself and horn.
     
  8. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Yeah, but the more important question, how do we manage our wives?
     
  9. tobylou8

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    Send them shopping!!!:lol::lol::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  10. Bob Grier

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    The condition of a horn can make a difference in ease of playing. Is the horn dirty inside. Is there excessive valve wear? Are the piston ports lined up with the ports in the casing? Is the horn put together properly? All of these can make a horn harder to blow than another. I play 4 different horns regularly. A NY Bach ML 37, a Schilke ML B5, A Benge 7X .470 bore and an old Conn 22B .443 bore. I don't have any problems switching between them. But I spent a lot of time playing each horn to get used to how they blow.
     

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