Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by dollysweet13, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. dollysweet13

    dollysweet13 New Friend

    Apr 9, 2009
    Hi! I'm Lydia and I'm a 7th grader, cornet player but in the 8th grade band.:play: I've been playing for 3 years now. It's really nice to be here. I found a new way to hit high notes when I was mess'n around with my friends! You can play from the side of your mouth and be able to hit a high G but it feels like your playing a lower G. It's really cool!:D
  2. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

    Jul 26, 2008
    Hi Lydia, and very welcome to TM!
    Nice to hear about your success in the band!

    Hope you are goint to enjoy your stay in here! :D
  3. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    Hey Dolly! Sweet!

    Welcome to TM from the other side of Michigan!

    I would keep the mouthpiece where it belongs! :thumbsup:
  4. y0da777

    y0da777 Pianissimo User

    Feb 28, 2009
    do i live here?????
    i agree with solar, its prolly better it you keep your embouchour up front.
  5. HSOtrumpet1

    HSOtrumpet1 Pianissimo User

    Nov 28, 2008
    Hey Dolly! I'm also from Michigan. Nice find with the high notes, but I agree with Solar Bell. Do you really want to get into the habit of switching your mouthpiece position every time you have to play a high note? Cheers, and keep up with the band. HSO
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Hello Dolly,
    a mistake, Dolly
    put the mouthpiece in the place that it belongs!
    You're sounding swell, Dolly
    I can tell, Dolly
    you're unknowing, you're still growing, hopefully, blowin strong!

    I hear the flames coming
    criticism drumming
    let me help before the riff-raff kills your chops, now
    a routine, Dolly
    makes you play real mean, Dolly
    Dolly will overcome the urge to cheat!

    My advice: breathing exercizes, long tones, lip slurs, easy tunes to build chops, every day for the rest of your life. I presently have 3 girls, 9 and 10 that have no trouble with c above the staff after 1 to 1 1/2 years of lessons - without moving the mouthpiece around.

    The problem is getting a solid sound when playing FAR off center.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2009
  7. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

    Mar 25, 2005
    Indianapolis, In
    Welcome to TM, Dolly, I agree with Rowuk.
  8. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

    Sep 13, 2006
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    Welcome also, from SW Michigan. Keep up the good work, but listen to our Poet Laureate, Rowuk. Early bad habits can be hard to get rid of later. You have a good adult band up there to grow into when you are older.:-)
  9. country4363

    country4363 New Friend

    Dec 18, 2007
    Welcome to TM.
  10. dollysweet13

    dollysweet13 New Friend

    Apr 9, 2009
    Re: ya I know

    Ya I know I shoulnd be using the side of my mouth but lately I've had a gap between my teeth (dentst!) and so when I play it sound like I have a lot of spit. It's just my teeth! It just sounds better from the side. Then I have to get braces in a few months which will be awful!:-( but ya even my dad said I shoudn't get into the habit of that side playing. My dad is also a member of this website but i dont know his name..... Well anyway I've been trying to stop now:D
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2009

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