Way too much Mouthpiece Pressure

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Aroman, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. NYCO10

    NYCO10 Pianissimo User

    Feb 20, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Hi, sorry to go off subject but in terms of reducing pressure, you mean conciously pulling the horn away from the face? if i do this the note just goes flat? not creating a double buzz or anything. Still a full sound but just flat?!!:-?
  2. Markie

    Markie Forte User

    Jan 4, 2009
    Clarksburg, WV
    oops sorry, my bad.
    Do some of the various ways of holding the horn create more mouthpiece pressure than others?
    That's a good question.
    Optimally, you want to be able to use your slides. Slides are part of the trumpet for a reason. Unfortunately, many trumpet students are not taught to use their slides but that's another topic. By eliminating those "grip" methods where the fingers are not able to move the slides, only a few remain. They are basically a standard "grip" with deviations (which thumb moves the third valve slide and how far down the valve casing does the left hand rest). Hope this helps.

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