Mouthpiece problem

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by harboroughfox, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. graysono

    graysono Mezzo Forte User

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    I can't tell from the mpc chart recommended by Tobylou whether the 5b Heritage cornet piece is also a Wick. And I cannot tell where the DW5 is in terms of cup depth and throat size. I do note that you are in "the olde country" and other posts suggest some difficulty doing a mpc safari there. But basics first. If the two pieces are Wick, why not see whether Wick makes a deeper cup and more open throat in the same rim size? Since Wick is over there also, there might be some gain in sticking with those pieces.

    I note the Yamaha 2335. Is that your main horn? My (limited) experience has been that they don't blow very open. I think someone else thought this could be a variable also. But we're not in this thread to suggest other horns.
     
  2. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    There is a bunch of solutions...the easiest seems to change the mouthpiece. There are other mouthpieces than Bach and Wick. Look for a deeper, possibly funnel shaped mouthpiece cup and a bigger backbore, as stated above. Few brands that come to my mind are Breslmair, Scmidt, Best Brass, Curry among many others. Some are expensive, but not all of them.
     
  3. mctrumpet98

    mctrumpet98 Pianissimo User

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    *slap slap* long tones! Surprised that hasn't been suggested already!

    And as a previous poster suggested, use more air. Thin sounds are quickly filled out when you pump the tank.
     
  4. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    OK. let me go further. Play sweeter, less volume, think broader...think german. Phrase like a german. Eat bavarian sausages and drink bavarian beer (the last is just for fun) :-) Phrasing may make you sound "darker".
     
  5. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    BLOW HARDER!!! :roll:
     
  6. GijsVis

    GijsVis Piano User

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    Phrase like a German: Thomas Gansch (Mnozil): Bohemian Rhapsody with Mnozil Brass - YouTube (They sing a lot, you might want to skip that ;)) Skip to 2:55
     
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  7. Churchman

    Churchman Mezzo Piano User

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    or, if there really is a mouthpiece issue, talk to an expert. Someone like Phyllis Stork, or others I am sure people can suggest.
     
  8. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    Thomas is an austrian, not german. Not sure if this is a good example as it is a parody and they exaggerate everything for a drama effect, but play like a dream, no doubt.
     
  9. GijsVis

    GijsVis Piano User

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    They speak German (with a funny accent), but it's almost the same. We (The Dutch) are also sometimes called Germans.. Well, they sure can play, and that's what it's all about right?
     
  10. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    There is a difference between the way the austrians and the germans play on brass instruments. Basically, the austrians aim for ligther sound and crisper articulations. If the OP aims for darker sound, german is what is needed. Go and google german brass or any of the world class symphony orchestra in Germany such as Munich or Berlin.
     
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