Knowledge is freedom, and ignorance is slavery - Miles Davis
The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8
Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson
Don't be afraid to try something different. The Ark was built by an amateur and the Titanic was built by a group of experienced engineers.
By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!
1) Disparage gmonady comments relentlessly
2) Display social ineptitude regarding Australian Culture
3) Demonstrate social awkwardness regarding the opposite sex (still trying to figure out which one that would be as it relates to Kingtrumpet)
4) Relentlessly push the Asymmetric Mouthpiece
5) Display pure fantasy regarding the Silver Flair King Trumpet
Rule #1) - only those gmonady comments that "utter"ly make no sense, and that is "no" bull, so to speak - those are the ones I disparage
Rule #2) - the Aussies have a culture?
Rule #3) - social awkwardness towards the opposite sex? Well I am a guy, and I love to meet women - I just can't help it if all the women I meet are awkward, and unruly, why can't they be cultured???
Rule #4) -- the Asymmetric mpc -- pushing it? NO, I just tell people that is what I use -- and I am the best, and they should use it too - that is just an opinion
Rule #5) --- the King Silver flair is just another tool that I use (like the ASYMMETRIC MPC) -- and since I am the best -- I want everyone else to be the same, and I merely point out the equipment I use -- so they will have an advantage in playing
the moderators have nothing to worry about ---- kingtrumpet is giving the best advice available, doing public relations -- and I already have 3 dozen posters who have missed me --- surely the return or KINGTRUMPET is a distinct advantage to TM --- everbody loves the KINGTRUMPET , ,
I felt that I should address something here ---
There is a reason why you may not be feeling the buzz sensation, and that is the setup of your embouchure.
Some players play with an open setting, where the buzz actually does not exist without the aid of some mouthpiece pressure (this is addressed by Pops, and is what was being referred to by Allen Vizzutti's "candle blowing" example) This means that when the mouthpiece is removed, the buzz stops.
Others play with a closed setting. This is where the lips begin together and are not separated before the buzz begins. That can be demonstrated by anyone that can free buzz. In fact, pressure by the mouthpiece is not required in order for the buzz to exist.
Having played both ways with moderate success in each, I personally did not feel as much of a buzz with the open aperture (possibly due to the small amount of friction occurring between lips), as with the closed one. I did notice, also, that I felt the tingling sensation in my lips after warming up with the closed setting, that I never felt before with the open setting. Perhaps this is also due to an increase in mass that is vibrating.
I hope this may shed some light on the issue.
Mark Kindy - University of Florida
Life is like a trumpet - if you don't put anything into it, you don't get anything out of it. -- William Christopher Handy
Edwards Gen II - Bach 3C, Asymmetric Lead/Schlike 13a4a Heavyweight
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