Practicing on other mouthpiece

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  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    No.
     
  2. 9horn

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    Can you get to the point!ROFL
     
  3. tobylou8

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    I switch mpc's around depending on the sound I want to get out of the horn I'm playing. Doesn't hurt me at all. And like others have said, I play multiple brass instruments.
     
  4. TrumpetMD

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    We're trumpet players. We live in fear every day that our lips will explode. :-)

    But I agree with the consensus. Find a mouthpiece that is similar to the one being plated, and go for it.

    Mike
     
  5. Comeback

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    Prior posts present a clear consensus that mouthpiece constancy is not a requirement for continuing improvement and that the OP should simply select a mouthpiece from those he has and practice - a position I also subscribe to. Beyond this, however, I believe there is an advantage to not getting committed too strongly to a single mouthpiece. We trumpeters seem naturally inclined to obsess over equipment even to the most minute details, all the while knowing that most listeners will never know the difference nor care very much. Versatility and adaptability are qualities we should strive to develop along with everything else we seek to perfect. These qualities eliminate excuses and build confidence, it seems to me.
    Jim
     
  6. gmonady

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    Mike, Have you seen a psychiatrist about this? I know of a great psychiatrist in the Baltimore area specializing in labialphobia. Should I send in a consult?:-P
     
  7. TrumpetMD

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    Labiaphobia is in the Urban Dictionary, but it has a slightly different meaning. ;-)

    I can't see a psychiatrist. I'm afraid that any sudden movements will set things off. I fear that the only way to prevent detonation is to keep doing long tones. :-)

    Mike
     
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  8. gmonady

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    No problem... I'll have you pink slipped in a jiffy!
     
  9. gmonady

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    Ahhh Mike, You missed an l... but you'll have plenty of time to find it in that nice quiet room with those soft, white padded walls when they put you in your "comfy" zone.
     
  10. TrumpetMD

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    Yes, Dr. O. Break out the haldol.

    Mike
     

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