Embouchure Design

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by HookedOnFonix, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. HookedOnFonix

    HookedOnFonix New Friend

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    I know Nick Drozdoff posts here and I'd like to get a copy of his book Embouchure Design but I cant find any working links to get it anywhere. Is it still avialible? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. TrumpetEnthusiast1

    TrumpetEnthusiast1 New Friend

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    You could e-mail him.
     
  3. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

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    Nick posts here, maybe he'll see this and respond. Tell us what you think of it when you get it!
     
  4. NickD

    NickD Forte User

    Oops!

    Well, I thought I posted a response, but I think I sent a PM instead.

    Sorry.

    I have sold my last copy of E.D. I only have the Ampcast audio files available (http://www.ampcast.com/NickDrozdoff). They're somewhere around 50 or 60 down the list. The streaming files are free, of course, in spite of the PPD function.

    I am not planning on any more reprints of Embouchure Design. I feel that it needs to be completely re-written. Also, I am doing some different things now. In any case, I need to put out something totally new. I am in the process of thinking that all through.

    I apologize for the slow response here. I saw this and sent a reply, but I think I must have sent a private message as my response doesn't appear here.

    Peace.

    Nick Drozdoff
     
  5. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

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    Thanks for posting Nick. How about a DVD? Maybe a play along routine on DVD?
     
  6. Hiwiller

    Hiwiller New Friend

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    Nick,

    Great stuff on ampcast. I'm very amazed at your technique and sound.

    I have a question. How the heck does one get the hang of those 'false' scales. For the life of me, I can't help but jump to the next harmonic when trying to do this... Some fingerings seem a bit easier but overall I'm stumped... :dontknow:

    Doug.
     
  7. NickD

    NickD Forte User

    False scales....

    The false scales are a minimum mouthpiece pressure exercise. When I play theses things, I am barely touching the mouthpiece to my lips. For all practical purposes, it feels like free-buzzing, but just with the mouthpiece acting as funnel into which I am pouring the sound. Now this is for the non-resonant notes. On the resonant notes, I let them pop out normally, but when I do I am using a very light pressure, barely a seal. The sound is hot and very easy to produce (on the resonant notes), but they allow a lot of air to move through, as opposed to the non-resonant notes, which offer more resistance. These take patience and a real Zen-like detachment; i.e., you can't mind sounding just awful for a few minutes of your practice session. For me, this isn't a problem! Most of my practice sessions can sound pretty frightening to the uninitiated! I'd rather stink up the practice room than the stage! ;-)

    Peace.

    ND
     
  8. Hiwiller

    Hiwiller New Friend

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    Re: False scales....

    I hope that someday my practice sessions can sound as awful as yours! :lol:

    Thanks for the reply!

    Cheers!
     

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