Playing the kazoo with a trumpet embouchure and lip buzzing

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  1. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

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    I was at a vaudeville/jug band type performance, where the band handed out these cheap kazoo's. Instead of humming, I played it like a trumpet with lip buzzing, which actually worked pretty well, kind of like lip buzzing a mouthpiece. I found I could play all kinds of songs on it. I wonder if there are any instruments that are fine tuned for that type of use. As far as I know there are trumpet shaped kazoos and mutes with kazoo type diaphragms. I was thinking maybe a kazoo but designed for lips to go in the cup rather than, around the outside, and a little more sturdy. Maybe it might be fun to practice mouthpiece buzzing with.
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Design one with a screw rim, patent it and start selling them. Anything under $50 is a desirable "must haves" for trumpet players. I'll be happy to endorse it if you give me one for free.
     
  3. ConnDirectorFan

    ConnDirectorFan Fortissimo User

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    If there's a metal version, count me in. The square, asymmetrical mouthpiece does wonders for my playing...!
     
  4. Hugh Anderson

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    My daughter brought home a tape of a friend singing and playing recorded on a 4 track. The muted trumpet was really a kazoo. We are working way too hard.
     
  5. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Just design a metal kazoo that can fit a trumpet mouthpiece. Get me five - I'll sell four for you.
     
  6. SmoothOperator

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    Yep, that would work. I turned the toy one around then "sealed" with my hand against my cornet mouthpiece, then partially covered the other end. Louder and easier to play. I bet I could make one out of a trumpet receiver.
     
  7. larry tscharner

    larry tscharner Forte User

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    Oh oh, I think we are definetly on to something here. Is that good or bad? Best wishes.
     
  8. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

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    Yeah, I am just a drill bit, a resonator, and piece of wood away from having a funky prototype.
     
  9. Donald trumpet

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    I can play Trumpet but yet I can't play a kazoo
     

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