Slightly to the side

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  1. trmpt_plyr

    trmpt_plyr Pianissimo User

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    I play the trumpet with the mouthpiece slightly to the right side of my mouth. Does it really matter that much if the mouthpiece is slightly to the right? Will it affect my endurance, sound, range, etc.? Should I slowly try to get it into the center?
     
  2. TrumpetMonk

    TrumpetMonk Pianissimo User

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    I do too. Idk if it does. But mine actually falls to the side when i play, I'll start out center and it'll slip right. I have fairly decent range and pretty good endurance. But I think I've worked on it lately and it's getting better.
     
  3. progmac

    progmac Pianissimo User

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    "Placement a little to one side or the other is used by most players with no credit or discredit to their playing" -Claude Gordon

    In other words, don't worry about it. It is worth worrying about whether you have the trumpet tilted or your mouthpiece placed to low on your lips.
     
  4. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    There was some guy named Maynard Ferguson.............

    Look at pictures.

    It makes no difference, you play where it works.
     
  5. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

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    I have been playing that way since 1955. Your placement is most affected by your facial jaw structure and your tooth alignment.
     

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