Seeking tips for sax player wanting to play trumpets

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by simso, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Markie

    Markie Forte User

    Jan 4, 2009
    Clarksburg, WV
    learn how to buzz the mouthpiece.
  2. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land

    You may be moving the "focus of your buzz" away from the 'straight down the barrel of the mouthpiece' picture I try to maintain. Effectively you might have changed your embouchure off centre as you slur - so it gets muffled. Do the "M" set up, then just firm up the corners of your mouth in against your molars - no, don't draw the edges of your mouth back, just IN. Make your buzz, as you do now try pressing your lips slightly together - try not to increase the pressure of the mouthpiece against your face (it doesn't matter too much if you get a bit of leakage around the mouthpiece. See how you go.
  3. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

    May 4, 2007
    Greensboro, NC
    You shouldn't be having these problems. I've never needed more than 10 minutes to have a beginner play a G in the staff. If you have access to a web cam I would be glad to take a look at you. I need to see and hear you play in order to help you.
  4. simso

    simso Pianissimo User

    Jul 1, 2009
    Australia, Perth
    Thanks, my daughter has a web cam, so Ill work out how to use it and give it a go

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