In any case the trombone is a definite learning aid for me ---- for when I switch to the trombone, it helps the embouchure to relax in the center --- so while I may start a practice session with some frustration on the trumpet --- the trombone allows my embouchure to relax --- then I can get on with the trumpet playing part of my session.
Although this would NOT necessarily be practical in a real life GIG --- it is helping me with the "learning process" of having the firm outer corners of the lips, and the loose, flexible aperture in the mpc. It's all about learning how to play ---- and then doing it, and then REPEATING that which you are able to do.
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
The practice room is the mechanic's workshop. Here, like he we define all inadequacies, address the plan to fix these areas. Including among things avoidance of everything from over training to excessive arm pressure.
Up on the stage is another matter altogether. When the lights go up in the third set I may ram the damned mouthpiece down my throat to get the parts out. I don't care how much my body protests nor even how much pressure the teeth can take. OK well scratch that. Maybe not my teeth!
The Indy driver does not worry about how much tread is left on his tires during the final lap.
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