Hey everyone, I'm a trumpet player from north Carolina and I'm relatively new to this website. I've been viewing the forums for a while but never got the chance to make an account and ask some questions.
Anyways, I have a problem with hitting a certain note, E. The E above high C is probably the most difficult note for me to play, and no matter what I do I feel as if I cannot hit that note to save my life. I can play above it such as double A, Ab, G, etc. I was curious if anyone going give some guidance as to what I could do to practice specific notes such as that. As I said I can play all around the note but not that note.
On another topic, I'm thinking about buying a Monette mouthpiece. I know you guys must get this questions multiple times daily, but I could use some help. I'm currently playing on the Yamaha Allen Vizzutti Signature mouthpiece and enjoy it very much. I tend to use a lot of pressure, which is horrible to do, and sometimes I can a small slit on the right side of my lip from the inner rip, alone with a outline of my rip from the mouthpiece pressure. I was curious if someone would be able to suggest a mouthpiece going off of my current mouthpiece. I play in marching band and an constantly plating above the staff and double G's and A's so I'd prefer to have a lead mouthpiece.
I hope that someone can help!
Also I'm not sure if this was the right category but I wasn't sure where this would fit.