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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by zotpatrolmom, Dec 12, 2008.
Zombie thread strikes again!!!
I have no experience in silver vs gold moutpieces .. but I do as a parent.... you have got a real winner for a goal for your son. Be it grades or practice time and pieces.
+1 to the comments about getting an instructor and cup size though
eh, don't hate. I'm 17 and play a Bach 3E, but only for marching band and jazz. I play 1st in marching and lead in jazz band. We play lots of good stuff as far as range goes, and will be playing the "Gonna Fly Now" for graduation ( just to give you an idea as to why I use a 3E). I use my 3c for all classical music, concert setting pieces and my local colleges wind ensemble band I play with. I agree with you for the most part, partly because I hate schilke mouthpieces, but also because they can be used correctly.
The problem is when you have kids who don't have a strong embouchure, and have crappy tone playing shallow cups.
Wow this thread is 3 years old! Cool discussion although the 17 year old son which this post is about is probably 20 years old and in college now. Wonder if he's on a gold mouthpiece.... haha