Pencil exercise

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  1. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    The pencil. exercise show of hands does it work or waste of time
     
  2. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    Did nothing for me.
     
  3. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    I was exercising the wrong pencil :oops: Seriously I tried it and felt no benefit
     
  4. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Weeeeeeee bit but I'm a downstream player so getting the thing to 45 degree angle feels too weird. I just buzz with a B.E.R.P. when I can't play the horn.
     
  5. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    I burp with a buzz after few pints
     
  6. Jerry Freedman

    Jerry Freedman Piano User

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    worked great for me. Did chopsticks too. Apparently, like buzzing, pedals etc works great for some, not for others
     
  7. Jerry Freedman

    Jerry Freedman Piano User

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    oops forgot to mention. There is a very interesting thread on the pencil exercise over on Trumpet herald in the Reinhardt forum. An entirely different take on the exercise. Even if you don't do it and are totally against it, its worth a read
     
  8. D.C. Al fine

    D.C. Al fine Banned

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    I just use an old mouthpiece I have.
     
  9. ultratrumpet

    ultratrumpet Piano User

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    It's pure nonsense. Some believe they can play a concert on a pencil, how gullible can you get?
     
  10. BigDub

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    I can't find my pencil sharpener so I just don't get the point of this post.
     

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