Facial hair in the way?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by connmaster, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. guyclark

    guyclark Piano User

    Feb 28, 2008
    Los Gatos, CA
    I have a full (all over, but short) beard, and have also endured the pain of a pulled 'stache hair when it gets too long. I use a Wahl hair trimmer to keep it all short.

    I play large mouthpieces, and other than the 'stache hairs have no noticible problems due to the facial fur.

    Oh, one thing: be careful not to get a hair into your horn, as it can work it's way down into the valves and cause it to stick! I know this from one near disaster playing at a wedding!! Fortunately, I was able to blow air hard through the horn during an organ only passage, and get it out of the way!

    Guy Clark
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    I have had a full beard and mustache for the last 30 years, never lost contact with the mouthpiece. Maybe I am just lucky and never thought about it..................

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