So I recently bought a nice YTR2335 from a seller in the classifieds here, and got the trumpet in yesterday. So today I start to try it, and search on Youtube for embrochure and beginner tips.
There are quite a few demos of the lip buzz technique, but so far, I can't seem to do this. It seems like I'm not genetically able to buzz my lips like the way it is shown, where they can actually sound like a soft trumpet. So it is quite a discouraging start.
However, I notice that when I put a mouthpiece to my lips, then I can produce a sound. I am conscious not to press too hard on my lips and in fact I try not to press down with the mouthpiece at all. I am also in the process of finding the sweet spot for my embrochure, and working out the best proportion of distribution between the upper and lower lip on the mouthpiece (a B&S 7C). ponn the trumpet I can now play maybe 3 open notes. So I am wondering whether one is still able to play the trumpet if one cannot do the lip buzz, or is it doomed to failure?
I play quite a lot of instruments , including saxophone, so once I get past the embrochure part of the trumpet, I should be able to progress on my own, with practice. But the embrochure for trumpet is something that I find rather difficult, but I am quite keen in learning how to play the trumpet and try to work up to playing the Green Hornet theme by Al Hirt (just kidding)...
Thanks for you feedback and advice, cheers!