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Mezzo Piano User
OK, I find myself away from home on a work mission; no horn for 8 days! I did bring a mouthpiece though. I can\ buzz in the car to and fro work.
What to buzz? I've been just buzzing to make some tone and warm up and then some simple tunes and ad lib over the auto stereo. Any better ideas?
I miss my horns...
but I'm lovn' Las vegas!
Go to some music stores and demo any of the trumpets they have in stock.
Buzz anyting that comes into your head.
Rest a lot, though. Thsi will take much more starch out of you than simply playing a horn! On the plus side, if you do LOT of buzzing on your mpce, you'll be in great shape when you get back to your horn!
FWIIW coming from me.
Mezzo Forte User
How can you not take your horn? What prevents you? I haven't been on any trip in many years (business or pleasure) where I don't take the horn. The gig bag is an easy fit under the seat.
That said, buzz songs for ten minutes a day, you'll be amazed how much that can help,
"Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered?"
If and when I buzz, I put a tissue next to the opening and not completely covering it.
This does three important things:
1) It provides some resistance as to what the horn would provide and thus saves your lip from over blowing;
2) It collects the moisture so that it won't drop onto your pants, shirt, and everything else you get close to.
3) You can control the back pressure by squeezing your hand at the end of the mpc/tissue if you really want to get those high notes and if you want to muffle it more should you not want to bother someone.
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