Rank Beginner/Practice Mute

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by rabbit, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    Our time is yours. Helping you is worth it. You could become great if you want to. WE want you to.

    Be patient and stay focused when you can play or buzz. And you can soak your mouthpiece om a cup of water if you begin to feel disoriented.
     
  2. Dave king

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    You have sussed out just what I was going to say.

    Having taught the trumpet for the last 20 years you are welcome to any help I can give.

    The trumpet will have a carefully calculated back pressure designed into it and a practice mute will completely alter this and give you a false understanding of where the notes are and a poor control of the air stream so leave it out.

    Well done for getting up to middle c in so short a time.

    Dave:play:
     
  3. rabbit

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    Guys, thanks for the cheerful generosity!

    I probably should have worded it differently,
    sounded too proud. I can hit that note, mostly,
    but I wouldn't want anyone to hear it!
     
  4. tedh1951

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    Rabbit - if you can't hear it - you can't fix it.
     
  5. Bob Grier

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    Are you using a book? It can help. Hwe old are you?
    What kind if horn and mpc do you have. DON"T USE THE PRACTICE MPC!!. It will make your lips stiff and rigid!! Professional use practice mutes to warm up before a performance where we don't want to disturb other people. Not to Practice!

    Bob G
     

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