Screamer´s gadgets

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Sofus, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

    Jul 26, 2008
  2. Bachstul

    Bachstul Mezzo Forte User

    Jan 25, 2009
    I'd get one but I'm too cheap; I use my wife's eyelash curler instead.:shock: Brings my upper lip to a new high!

    Kids, don't try this at home!! It's just a joke!!!
  3. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

    Jul 20, 2006
    Heart of Dixie
    Here's a funny poem I ran across the other day - don't know who wrote it, though.


    My tone is so bad, I'm so forlorn
    I need something new to stick on my horn;
    whatever works is a big temptation,
    maybe what I need is an incantation...
    Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble..
    Bring me a high-C and make it double.
    Powdered bat-wing, eye of newt...
    all I want to do is toot!
    Some heavy valve caps, or new valve oil,
    (do I freeze my horn or make it boil?)
    A new mouthpiece or two for sure,
    I'll scrape off the lacquer to find a cure.
    Automatic spit valves would be cutest;
    I just wanna be a real good TOOTIST!
    A coil in my tubes? Now that's the ticket,
    but I'm running out of room or places to stick it.
    If trumpet voodoo is what it takes
    I'll see what difference this stuff all makes.
    With a new grime gutter and a mute or two
    I'll circular-breathe till my face turns blue.
    But it just doesn't work, 'cause I still sound bad,
    and I think that maybe I've been had,
    so I'll send it all back, even tho it was fun,
    and get out old Arbans, and start on page one...
  4. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    Gotta have one of these for screamin'

  5. y0da777

    y0da777 Pianissimo User

    Feb 28, 2009
    do i live here?????
  6. hornblatt

    hornblatt Pianissimo User

    Jul 30, 2005
    DC area
    "It is an object of the invention to produce big kissable lips."

    did anyone else catch that in the objectives of the first link? don't know if that will help your scream chops but it might be useful for other things....
  7. Bear

    Bear Forte User

    Apr 30, 2004
    Screamer? Bad conotations with that word... The only thing that will help anyone be sucessfull in the upper register is their own brain, a practice room, and a teacher who knows what they are doing. It's amazing how many kids I see who are obsessed with the upper register and just plain out ruin their chops...
  8. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

    Jul 26, 2008
    Hey, Bear!

    Have you got a pic of these things, or maybe a link to them? :D
  9. Bachstul

    Bachstul Mezzo Forte User

    Jan 25, 2009
    I find it really handy to keep a helium tank under my chair. When I need to scream above the staff, I just inhale some helium before I play the phrase.:cool:
    You can find these small helium tanks at your local party/balloon supply store; they're only around $20. One tank lasts me about eight months, and it's no burden to carry, the tank is only heavy when it's empty!:shock:

    Kids, what did I tell ya before!
  10. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

    Mar 6, 2007
    Ithaca NY
    We all know that, for something to be done well, practice is needed. There are NO shortcuts, and all lips, however they vary in size or shape, can become accomplished with practice. Gimmicks are no substitute for a second pair of lips.


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