Embouchure types.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RobertSlotte, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    Few years ago, being unaware of the pivot system, Reinhardt and Hickman studies, I noticed the my airstream was going downwards, doing a similar experiment to Morris's, but without visualizer (back then I did not even know that such a thing existed!). Somehow I got the ridiculous idea, that a horizontal airstream (neither upwards or downwards) will make my playing more efficient. I tried for some time to straight up the airstream by different means (jaw position, mouthpiece placement, different embouchures etc) but saw that this led to nowhere (everything became worst and as Morris pointed my airstream was going still downwards). My common sense let me to make the conclusion that this was a complete waste of time and effort, so I came back to my previous embouchure.
     
  2. Hitman0042

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    i just usually sit straight and breathe in and out with my mouth.
     
  3. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    That sounds so sophisticated! ROFL It burns my brain ROFL
     
  4. RobertSlotte

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    ehm.......
     
  5. DarkKnight88

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    lol Its not that simple Hitman. Everyone has a certain angle in which their embouchure is placed on the mp. And a certain angle in which the air flow comes out of their mouth. You have a certain embouchure and your either an upstream player or a downstream player. Whether if you realize it or not. You'll soon find out that trumpet playing is much more complex than you first realized. But, keep diggin' for knowledge and info. You'll be there one day. :cool:
     
  6. Trumpet1Ohio

    Trumpet1Ohio Piano User

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    Jerry and Morris,

    I typed myself wrong 35 years ago! I was a Caruso student and started messing around with the Pivot System on my own. Thought I was a lllB, but never made any real progress with it. Only recently, after all the Reinhardt geeks :) prodded me into it, I was typed by one of those geeks as a lllA. Man, what a difference. Night and day improvement.

    We all try different embouchures and systems. What works for one may not work for another. I started out Farkas in school, later tried Caruso, the Reinhardt method, then Balanced Embouchure, Superchops/TCE and Maggio. Kept thinking each was the silver bullet, but they didn't work for me. Finally, back to Reinhardt to stay. No more fooling around. I just needed to be typed properly for it to work for me. The boys in the Reinhardt forum on TH pounded me about getting typed by someone who knows.

    Good luck on your quest for your silver bullet.
     
  7. RobertSlotte

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    ok thanks for that
     
  9. cumpozer

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    Does any one have Reinhardt's Pivot Method for Trumpet? Not the Reinhardt Routines or the Encyclopedia, but the Manual. It's out of print and I can't find it anywhere.
     
  10. Trumpet1Ohio

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    I'm pretty sure that's the one I have.
     
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