How to put in a straight mute quickly

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by keigoh, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    If you have resorted to quoting KT... You have entered The Dante Inferno... forget the mute.
     
  2. JNINWI

    JNINWI Piano User

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    If you can’t make your mute change fast enough throw your bell deep into the stand and play the line, it will sound like a bucket mute and no one will know the difference (or care) including the director…..
     
  3. ricecakes230

    ricecakes230 Pianissimo User

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    Buy a trumpet with a built in switch that can turn on mute mode and open mode. Boom. ROFL
     
  4. bumblebee

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    Are you talking about the Morrison Digital Trumpet?

    --bumblebee
     
  5. Ed Lee

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    I've shaved/broken a few corks in college using a Manhasset mute holder. Too, there is sound picked up by the audio. Still, you're picking them up by the base and roll/twist them into your instrument so I can't discern the gaff of trouble others have.
     
  6. mgcoleman

    mgcoleman Mezzo Forte User

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    I make DIY mute holders out 37 cents clamps from Home Depot and 1/3 of a wire hanger bent into something between a P and J in shape. I have 3 or 4 in each case, they look like junk, they work great, nobody steals them and if I lose one, they are easy to replace.
    HDX 3/4 in. Mini Spring Clamp-80001 at The Home Depot
     
  7. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Just use an Echo cornet or trumpet...
     
  8. Juarez-MA

    Juarez-MA Pianissimo User

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    What if the trumpets are seated behind bassoons or to their left?
    What if it's a band?!
    So many mute difficulties!
     
  9. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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  10. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    I dunno, brother, I never see ads on this site. Block them all, I do.

    Tom
     

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