Bach Stradivarius 43* (1974), Bach 3C Mouthpiece.
Getzen 896 Eterna Flugelhorn (1974), Curry 3FL Mouthpiece.
Plus a few other Bach, Getzen, Olds, Carol, and Besson horns.
If we have the determination to trudge through those exercises long enough; work through the boredom, it starts to get fun. Glad to hear you've reached that critical mass!
"A tool good enough to be so used and not too good"C.S. Lewis That Hideous Strength
It reminds me of the need to keep a balanced and appropriate perspective. You use the word "approach". I use the word "perspective". I think we are probably thinking about something similar.
I have two trumpets, a few mouthpieces - but only use one of them most of the time. The rest are in a box. And, the only reason I have two trumpets is because one of them is a "nostalgia" horn - in other words, it is a make and model that I grew up playing. Most of the time, it stays in the case.
In addition, it is good to be able to understand and accept the good day/not so good day routine, live with it, and not get too frustrated as a result. I don't "fight" it and accept the good and the not so good. It is nice to not have anything to prove.
Thanks for a good post.
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