Thick lips/ mouthpiece question

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  1. Roshoka

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    Does having thick lips make it more difficult to play or doesn't even matter?
    And what part of a mouthpiece lets you articulate easier, because I find it more difficult to articulate any note above a mid-D on a shilke 15b than a Bach 3c
     
  2. tobylou8

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    No, but I think mpc selection is more of a challenge due to longstanding tradition of it doesn't matter. If it's comfortable and sounds good, go with it.


    Here's a link to GR mouthpieces that can articulate ( ROFL) the answer better than I.

    GR Mouthpiece Cups
     
  3. 48' Olds "Special"

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    I have come across a Bach 7 CW with a 10* bend in the shank, it is to be used by trumpeters with big or fleshy lips
    Bach MP manual / Reference

    It has a softer rim , deep cup and a fairly large bore....I can play a high A using it and my lips are invisible! Ha ha

    I'm actually selling it on eBay right now, you should try it, its vary cheaply priced and in excellent condition!
     
  4. Roshoka

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    Why are you selling it? Just curious
     
  5. gmonady

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    No... I find it is thick heads that make it difficult to play.
     
  6. gmonady

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    That depends, are we talking about kissing the ladies?:wub:
     
  7. gmonady

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    The part that you play the trumpet with. Not using a mouthpiece makes articulation a real challenge.
     
  8. 48' Olds "Special"

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    Because I play a paraduba 5 and as I mentioned my lips are very thin.....
     
  9. 48' Olds "Special"

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    Your constant sarcastic remarks can stay with yourself
    If you think your so knowledgeable then why did Bach make over 200 different styles of MPs???
    Maybe because we're not all the same....THANK GOD
     
  10. tobylou8

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