Wow! You don't have to buzz!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by misty.sj, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. tjcombo

    tjcombo Forte User

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    I love it when you show a vuvuzela (spelling?) player that their horn has more than one note - then watch them turn red trying produce them:evil:
     
  2. tobylou8

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    I can get three out of mine and it sounds like a viking horn. My wife "loves" it! ROFL
     
  3. BinaryHulledIon

    BinaryHulledIon Piano User

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    I've never tried to get more than one note out of it, but then again I tend to use them for percussion.
     
  4. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

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    The vuvuzela is a rich instrument with a long, distinguished history as these German fellows demonstrate:

    Vuvuzela Concert - YouTube
     
  5. Kendall

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    Oh my - that's a revelation to me also, I think I am guilty of not blowing the air straight!! Wow I'm away to get my mouthpiece!
     
  6. tobylou8

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    They may have gotten a better tone without buzzing! :roll:
     
  7. tedh1951

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    So now we begin the search for the ever elusive Straight (buzz free) Airflow - the mouthpiece manufacturers are sure going to feel the pinch in these hard economic times.
     
  8. stumac

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    Years ago I was told for high notes blow low in the mouthpiece and for low notes blow high in the mouthpiece, or was it the other way round?

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  9. Dale Proctor

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    It doesn't really matter...nothing works...:lol:

    Seriously, for the last year or two, I've been working on playing to the extremes of my register without altering the direction of blow or tilt of the mouthpiece. I think that is one aspect of having an easier time of playing - it looks smoother if nothing else. Anyone sit beside a trumpet player whose horn is rapidly moving up and down as they play intervals? I think the better way to do it is with embouchure changes within the mouthpiece, not repositioning the angle of the horn/mouthpiece relative to the embouchure.
     
  10. kingtrumpet

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    I don't buzz -- but I can play the trumpet --- (I might mention I know people who got buzzed on a regular basis back in high school), and none of them played the trumpet -- ROFL ROFL ROFL
     

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