Lets get personal!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RobertSlotte, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Hitman0042

    Hitman0042 Banned

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    Whats that mean upstream or downstream? Don't you just put it on your lips? lol
     
  2. DarkKnight88

    DarkKnight88 Pianissimo User

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    There's a lot more to it than just putting it on your lips and blowing (not to sound condescending) What determines an "upstream" player or a "downstream" player, is the specific angle that you put your embouchure on the mp. And the general angle that your air flow goes. Just like Rowuk mentioned earlier. Its all about geometry.
     
  3. Trumpet1Ohio

    Trumpet1Ohio Piano User

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    Wow, this has really gotten out of hand. This post was not originally about the Pivot System, but about the upstream/downstream question. Don't know why the original poster cares, but he asked. FWIW, I'm a downstreamer. I have an overbite as many do, which tends to make it more natural to play downstream.

    Also, Morris, I am a lllA and proud of it!
     
  4. DarkKnight88

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    I'm a IIIA as well.
     
  5. RobertSlotte

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