Thick lips/ mouthpiece question

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Roshoka, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Juarez-MA

    Juarez-MA Pianissimo User

    Mar 14, 2012
    Learn to read between the lines...
    There are three parts to trumpet equipment: the mouthpiece that catches vibrations; the trumpet which simply amplifies them (Today, an old band mate that is still in high school asked if I still had my crappy Bb trumpet. I told him I did, that I still played on it, and it still sounds better than his "better" trumpet); and the embouchure (mouth, teeth, tongue, lips, and the way you use it all in general).
    All of the work of playing trumpet is in the lips and audio-sensory mind.
    If you are having trouble articulating, the problem is most likely in your tongue, its placement, and possibly air. If you aren't using a mouthpiece, it's hard to articulate on the trumpet; i.e. IT'S NOT THE MOUTHPIECE THAT MATTERS!
    Sometimes where you perceive a lack of coherency is really a lack of coherency in your own brain.

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