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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by krmanning, Jun 5, 2013.
Buzz the lead pipe first.
Except for just attending church, everywhere I go I've a Kelly 5C and a David O'Neal BuzzzMaster. In an old pillow case in which I've threaded a draw string I've a piece if tubing that will slide over the BuzzzMaster, and I use a funnel of the long narrow type used to fill transmissions at the dip stick. Now if I could only play melodies lipping on a trumpet or bugle like I do on the mouthpiece etc. I'd be a much better player but such has definitely helped me center many notes.
I use mouthpiece playing when there is no alternative. When traveling, on getting back to my hotel room, I take my mouthpiece and roll a towel around the bore end. I play on it as if I were doing my routine at home on the horn, and vary the resistance of the towel as I warm up. I found that by doing this, when I return home, I have more stamina when playing my horn, with better control and power. So I look at blowing a mouthpiece into a towel more as endurance training.... Just as Coltrane blew into his sax with a towel stuck down his bell when he practiced.
C'mon Doc! All that do-re-me you got, you can help Terry out and buy a Buzzard ($24.95) or BERP (21.95)!
Trumpet Mouthpiece Blues ....
Why get these contraptions; When a you can have a mouthpiece in a towel, SLURP (priceless)
SLURP - Spit Laden Utility Rag Piece
That's a good one!
Makes good sense too. Its kinda like practicing with a bigger mouthpiece, and then when you go back to your
regular one it sure seems to play easier.
Playing the mouthpiece into a towel might provide some face time, but I believe that mouthpiece playing is best done without added resistance. One might have to factor in the added resistance from significant others and neighbors....
My wife has learned that walking around barefoot in a room where I am practicing can get yourself
a wet foot.
Some cats have just "got it". CT is one. You instantly know it's him even when he's buzzing on the mpc alone. Talk about having your own sound!