New way to buzz the mouthpiece "Do the Bee"

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Markie, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Markie

    Markie Forte User

    Jan 4, 2009
    Clarksburg, WV
    Some of you are parents and music teachers of small children. I'm teaching my daughter to play the trumpet and to warm up we usually do a little lip buzzing followed by a little emergency sirens on the mouthpiece.
    My 6 yr old daughter said to me "hey dad, make the mouthpiece buzz like a bee. So I took one hand and hovered it in front of her and with the other hand I held the mouthpiece and buzzed like a bee. Her task was to try and hit the bee (my hand). I would make the buzz go up and down, soft and loud sounding real close to a bee thats being swatted at. Then she did the bee and i tried to swat her hand.
    We had a blast.
    Its a really cool way to capture the interest of young kids to do mouthpiece buzzing and you get to take turns pretending you're a bee.
    Hope this takes some of the monotonous-ness out of teaching and involving young kids in mouthpiece buzzing.
  2. Graham

    Graham Pianissimo User

    Jun 8, 2008
    Melbourne, Australia
    That's cute, I like that!
  3. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

    Jul 26, 2008
    A very nice story!:-)

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