Conns: 2B ('48) 48B ('51) 58B ('32) 62B ('46 Pan Am) 80A ('53)
Olds: Ambassador Cornet ('52) Ambassador Trumpet ('52)
Kanstul/FBessons: 609; 709 Trumpets
Martin: Deluxe Committee Model Trumpet ('52)
Reynolds: Contempora Trumpet (LB) ('56) Contempora Cornet (LB) ('62)
Schilke: B6L Trumpet (2009)
Stomvis: Elite Flugelhorn; Elite Cornet; Forte Pocket Trumpet
1991 King Silver Flair
1953 Olds Super (LA)
1979 King KG1055T (pre UMI) Silver Flair
1940? Olds Ambassador (LA) tenor trombone
I'm not responsible for offending people -- people are responsible for themselves taking offense at me
Oh. Turtle was asking about an "angleometer" and not an "angelometer" so I guess I can't be of help. Gunther Schuller advocated blowing towards the bottom of the mouthpiece for low notes and towards the top of high notes, but he was a horn player and yelled at me once.
"A tool good enough to be so used and not too good"C.S. Lewis That Hideous Strength
Does an Anglometer measure how English you are, Well I like warm bitter, cricket, I have a pale wan complexion with dark thinning hair................But I'm not English I'm Yorkshire
Yamaha 4335 GSII Trumpet
Conn Victor Cornet
Weltklang Rotary Trumpet
DEG Signiture Cornet Silver Plate
B and S Sonora Trumpet
Besson Brevete Flugel Horn
Monette Silver 6 Mouthpiece
Gear For Music Basic Euphonium
Saving up for a Flugel.
youtube.com Joseph Meidt X Ray movies of Horn and Trumpet playing.
woah, this could really mess you up ... I guess I am a down stream player ... I was hoping it was more about what comes out the other end of the horn...and it appears to be ... whew
Reinardt made a list and labeled different types of embouchure settings. We all fall in one of these types. What difference does it make which one, if what you're using works.
I was playing lead and scream books in bands long before someone told me what type embouchure I was. I was playing scream in one band,and when I couldn't make a gig, the leader had to get Jerry Callet to sub for me.
My point is don't over think everything. Do what works for you. Even in Reinhardt's "Encyclopedia Of The Pivot System",he says one type pivots up,but pivoting down could also work for the same type.
What ever type you are,if the air stream is down,shoot the air towards the bottom rim (your chin) for high notes,if the air shoots up, aim at the top rim(your nose)for high notes. Experiment and see what works best for you,you have now found what type embouchure you have. Don't cripple your playing by over analyzing every thing you do.
Last edited by Al Innella; 08-24-2012 at 08:51 PM.
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