My mouthpiece placement

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by djserrant, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. djserrant

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  2. willbarber

    willbarber Piano User

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    Looks almost 50/50 to me.

    Why do you ask? Is there anything wrong with your tone or anything?
    And pics with the MP in the trumpet might be better.
     
  3. Bach219

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    Yeah, I'd have to say 50/50 too. You have your mouthpiece slighty to YOUR right, I do the same. Or maybe I'm just seeing stuff?
     
  4. willbarber

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    Yeah, he does, now that I look at it.

    I have mine slightly to the left.
     
  5. Bloomin Untidy Musician

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    djserrant,

    You are clearly a brave and a thoughtful individual. Looks fine to me. Sadly the placement is only a very small part of the equation;but that looks like a good foundation to build on.

    all the best

    B.U.M.
     
  6. Bloomin Untidy Musician

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    Come to think of it you might well be wise to forward this to WW, EC, or TK to get seasoned professional opinion on it. It is difficult to make judgments over the net, and they might see subtle issues that mere mortals such as my good-self might not.
     
  7. HSOtrumpet1

    HSOtrumpet1 Pianissimo User

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    I haven't even looked at your pictures, but my Arban book says that it should be 2/3 on the lower lip and 1/3 on the upper lip. You might want to consider this, but if you have been playing for a long time and your lips feel fine with the placement you have and you are not experiencing any difficulties, I would stay with the placement that you have right now. I feel that if it's working for you, don't worry about it. I got advice like that when I was wondering if I could switch to a low pressure grip and Robin had the best advice. Just stay with the grip you have right now if it's working for you.
     
  8. Bob Grier

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    yea the pictures are too dark to tell. find a good trumpet teacher and ask them. As far 1/3 2/3, 1/2 1/2, 2/3 1/3. I know player that use either one of these. As long a the rim doesn't sit on the red of your lips top and bottom you're OK. Your lips will find the best vertical place for the mpc.
     
  9. rowuk

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    Looks fine to me. Mouthpiece between the chin and nose. Same place as every other trumpet player on the planet.

    Just for the record: DIY embouchure "improvements" are generally STUPID. If the player has any idea of what works, they don't need to ask, and if they don't know, the internet will not help.

    get a decent daily routine and a decent teacher and your playing will take care of itself
     
  10. oohhh yeah

    oohhh yeah Pianissimo User

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    I play slightly to the right too, but does anybody know why is this? Why do most people play to the left or the right and no in the middle?
     

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