Well, time for a drink! Play well and frequently everyone!
After reading the posts................... I will try out rotating my mouthpiece to see if I can hear any difference.........But hey.......will I be deluding myself with results?
What worries about all this is that I am not a machine or robot ...just a mere mortal with human emotions and faults.
I can understand the physics in all this but the problem still remains..I think that just striving to play as efficiently as possible should be the goal regardless of equipment.
But never the less its something that I can look into ..........I think you will need to try this a few times over a couple days/weeks to really find out.
I suppose I could place a few marks around the mouthpiece blindfold my self play and rotate then note the position and do this again a few times to see if there is a difference
May the Trumpet Gods smile upon us all
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!
I couldn't, but my Grandfather claimed he could tell which cow wore which bell, but not all cows in the herd wore them, just the leaders. I have watched him forge a cow bell. He made them from worn out and abandoned saw mill blades, and he sold many. Pitch? He also played a good fiddle, so you figure how his sense of pitch was.
A former teacher told me to always seat the mouthpiece in the same position rotationally speaking. He did not, however, advise me to search for the best sound rotationally. He advised to use some mark on the mouthpiece to assure sameness. No felt tip marks made.
Had the same experience as rockwell.... my instructor (principle trumpet in 3 well known symphony orchestras) also advised me to insert the mpc in the same rotational position every time. I had to assume this advice was good but I couldn't then and can't now tell any difference. I decided my instructor must have had perfect pitch or at least better audio response than I. However, a good college basketball player can tell if the basket height is off as little as one inch.... so just maybe..... JA
"The first 30 years you play a trumpet, you suck!" Chris Botti
And all these years I thought I was supposed to blow!!!
If we weren't a little obsessive-compulsive we wouldn't practice as much.
"A tool good enough to be so used and not too good"C.S. Lewis That Hideous Strength
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