Practicing on other mouthpiece

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  1. 9horn

    9horn Pianissimo User

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    Hello, just looking for an opinion on playing on a different mouthpiece while my staple is being re-plated. Turns out I do not have another one of the same to use while it is out. Do you think playing another piece in the mean time would screw up my ambuture? It should be back from Anderson in 3 to 4 weeks. Thanks
     
  2. Rapier

    Rapier Forte User

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    I play trumpet, cornet, flugel and tenor horn, all on different sized mouthpieces . While it may not suit everyone I don't find it any big deal. It must be better for you to play on another mouthpiece, than not play at all.
     
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  3. larry tscharner

    larry tscharner Forte User

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    True, another mpc is better than not at all. One that is somewhat close wont kill you for a while. You must have liked it at some time or you wouldnt have bought it in the first place. Dont over analyze, there are children in Ethiopia that have no mouthpieces at all. Best wishes.
     
  4. 9horn

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    Thanks for the input. I guess I must be old school. All I can remember is my instructor saying pick any mouthpiece and stick with it because you can screw up your ambuture if you don't, but its good to Know that my lips won't explode if I do.:thumbsup:
     
  5. harleyt26

    harleyt26 Mezzo Forte User

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    I have several different horns, each I like for a different purpose. Different purposes require different mouthpieces. I can feel the difference between them when they first touch my lips, after blowing two or three notes I can't feel any difference at all. Must be too busy trying to play decent to notice. But after a couple of hours...they all hurt. ;-)
     
  6. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    Embuture = Embouchure

    Keep playing trumpet, and don't worry about it. You could tell us what you have been using, and what choice you have now to play.

    The common message here - keep playing.
     
  7. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    I go from a very old flugel mouthpiece, it looks more like a French horm piece, to a cornet mouthpiece, to one of 2 trumpet mouthpieces, (one an assymetric) without problems so go for it, play and stop worrying
     
  8. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

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    That makes two of us that play multiple type instruments, but add on my picc and F mellophone and exchange your tenor horn for my euphonium. I may not have achieved symphony quality in my playing these, and except for the picc, none are pro quality, but I'm having a heck of a good time, even now with my health concerns.
     
  9. Ed Lee

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    Not that often do I play them, but I can "make do" on a Lead 342 Assymetric and a Parduba HJ 4.5. Shucks, I can "make do" on a Bach 7C, when I'm tutoring beginners, still if I had to play a Bach I'd prefer my 6 which I've not read that any other TMer uses.
     
  10. 9horn

    9horn Pianissimo User

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    My mouthpice that I sent out is a Martin 7, the choices that I have to play on here is a Bach 3C, a Bach Mt Vernon 7B, and Yamaha 7c or Yamaha John Walace. The John Walace Yamaha plays a lot softer but has a similar funnel cup. Thanks
     

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