Mouthpiece buzzing - how important is it?

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  1. mattiasc

    mattiasc Piano User

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    I used to B.E.R.P. all the time when i sat in my car. No i ha a pocket trumpet.
    I buzz the leadpipe occasionaly.

    grz.
     
  2. gmonady

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    Sure.... That is if you are into a lighter... smooth... Ooooh Hum... Good night and turn out the light...:zzz: kind of sound.:noway:

    Common Big Guy... show me that Ray of Power attitude once again:whistle:
     
  3. Ed Lee

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    Terry Warburton also makes and markets David O'Neill's BuzzzMaster as was the source for the one I have. Yeah, I admit buzzing has a similarity to maximum snoring, and anyone who snores that loud my Docs tell me is a candidate for sleep apnea and cardio problems and you just don't want the C-Pap gadgets.
     
  4. rockwell

    rockwell Pianissimo User

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    After watching a Charlie Porter lesson on YouTube, I quit mp buzzing.
     
  5. tobylou8

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    "Straight Line" approach video? Never heard of him so I googled and got a video. Website has "bugs" so I'm not going there.
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Mouthpiece buzzing can be harmful if we allow our throat to make clean transitions between notes while slurring. A very slight glissando is OK. Like many of the methodologies, it is best to learn from someone who knows what they are doing.
     
  7. Vulgano Brother

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    The RAY OF POWER provides support, not resistance. If you find it adds resistance then you are playing wrong. Of course Maynard, Doc, Miles, Chet, Dizzy and many others play wrong too. :cool:
     
  8. motteatoj

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    I commute over two and a half hours a day, so I buzz a bit because I have the time.
    Although the hose trumpet idea will be tried, as I'm tired of spitting all over myself!
     
  9. gmonady

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    Why yes... Yes it does.

    The is where the logic goes awry. If you add CONTROLLED resistance TO the RAY OF POWER [which is my approach to the horn, in part thanks to VB and in part thanks to Maynard]... then you have amazing power and control! Give it a try VB.

    Disclaimer: This is not for the beginner as the resistance can destroy you if you do not have the ability to know when the resistance is too much.
     
  10. Vulgano Brother

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    The "controlled resistance," as you put it, is one of the good by-products; one of the symptoms of THE RAY OF POWER; something that happens unconsciously.

    Unfortunately, in the orchestra we seldom get to play like Maynard. :-(
     

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