mouthpiece change question

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  1. daniel117

    daniel117 Pianissimo User

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    I have played on a 3b for a while but now my director wants me to switch to a 1-1/2c

    last time i changed mps i royalty screwed up my embouchure so i just have few question

    How hard will the change be?

    what methods should i use to bring in the new mp to eventually replace the 3b with a 1-1/2c?

    and thank you in advance
     

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  2. DaTrump

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    Do you have any days off? I'm in Huntsville and with mine and a few of my friends help, could find a good fit for you. And honestly, forget your director, do what works for you.
     
  3. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    My solution... replace your band director... This is a similar change to the mouthpiece. In both cases, you are working with dense material.
     
  4. DaTrump

    DaTrump Forte User

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    Replace him or go to Brazoswood aka brass heaven!
     
  5. patkins

    patkins Forte User

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    Play what feels right. isten to your tone. There is no harm in trying a new mp, but you've been there before and I would inform the director of my fears.
     
  6. trumpeterjake

    trumpeterjake Pianissimo User

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    From your previous posts... I think a 1 1/4C is too big for most high school players. I can play okay on them, but I like my 5C megatone better. (That doesn't mean you should go out and get a megatone.) I've found that if it's not broken, don't fix it works in almost all cases. Just stick with what you have, if you want to change something though don't take some other persons word that it will work for you. It's like me saying "oh your shoes hurt, here try mine because i've never had a problem with them". It doesn't make sense does it? Everyones mouths are not the same.
     
  7. DaTrump

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    I played a drilled out Schilke 20D2d for a part of high school ;)

    But trumpeterjake is right, however we honestly can't help you without being there.
     
  8. daniel117

    daniel117 Pianissimo User

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    she made me try it out and said my tone sounded better and my upper register like G above staff to high C seem to just "slot" in place rather than on my 3b which i dont feel like the notes "slot" into place in the upper register
     
  9. mctrumpet98

    mctrumpet98 Pianissimo User

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    You don't need another mouthpiece, the 3B is big enough. It's deep cup mouthpiece with a reasonably large rim. Unless you want to go into more specialised fields, you won't need a 'better' mouthpiece.

    As said before, screw what your director says. You're the player, not her.

    Shift your focus from equipment to musicality. If you end up going for a mouthpiece hunt, spend a few hours at a good store with a wide variety of 'pieces. Do a blind test. Find a good mouthpiece size and stick to it.

    Bottom line is, don't get a mouthpiece just because it has "1" stamped on it. Don't get a mouthpiece that you don't like the feel or sound of because some guy (or girl) says it's amazing. If you need a new mouthpiece at all, choose one wisely, with the comfort of knowing that you tested a wide variety of sizes and brands and this one is the best for you.

    Best of luck.

    P.S. also think about your endurance. Big mouthpieces require equally big effort.
     
  10. trumpeterjake

    trumpeterjake Pianissimo User

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    Not everyone has 3 lungs you know. Don't rub it in. :D :dontknow:
     

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