Free Buzzing

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  1. Jerry Freedman

    Jerry Freedman Piano User

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    I remember but I was to young to appreciate it.All I remember is that it tasted so vile, I could barely swallow it. Later in life I read a novel, I forget the name, but the main character would soak cigarettes in paragoric, let them dry and smoke them.
     
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  4. turtlejimmy

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    Just a note for you newbies out there ........ Don't put Turtle Wax on lacquer or silverplated trumpets (or gold either) ..... just use it for raw brass.


    Turtle
     
  5. Ed Lee

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    I've sometimes the habit of free-buzzing softly when looking at new music, either that or humming, and sometimes twixt the two. Can't say it does much for building or correcting an embouchure or even supports a warm-up but it seems to help get my mind in focus on the music I'm reading and thinking how I would later play it.
     
  6. gzent

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    I use it when I am away from home and have to stay at a place where normal practice is not possible.

    I have an old mouthpiece which I drilled 5 or 6 holes into the cup, thereby removing almost all back pressure.

    I find that with this contraption I have to use more effort to create a decent buzz than with a normal mouthpiece.

    A few minutes of buzzing on this piece gives my chops some decent exercise so that when I get home
    and back to playing my chops aren't as out of shape from taking a few days off.

    Greg
     
  7. Ed Lee

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    Unless you are a teacher / tutor you may not have, or have ever seen a visualizer, but it is perfectly adjunct to use for buzzing ... with zero back-pressure whereas there in no cup or shank, just a rim. The latter you may wish to customize. Still, what you, Greg, suggest would work well enough for buzzing, albeit not quite "free" in doing so.
     
  8. gzent

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    Yes, I got the idea from a video that Nick Drozdoff posted where he had a mouthpiece that had most of the cup cut
    away. I decided it was easy and cheaper to just modify an old one I had than spend $100 getting one and they both
    would do about the same thing.

    A couple years back I stripped everything of an old valve block and then put the leadpipe, without a slide receiver, back on.
    I used to take that on vacations, but it was pretty noisy too. Now I just take my "holy" mouthpiece.
     
  9. Ed Lee

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    If I remember Nick's post, his was a "visualizer" he had made. In addition to the option of buzzing with it, it allows a teacher/ tutor to see how the player's lip functions inside the mpc. I'm not sure with yours that the visual aspect is adequate, not to exclude a fiber optic lens connection to a video - recorder.
     

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