Whether the TCE is for you or not is a personal preference. I have tried it for years. I get better but still suck at high notes. Everyone is different, with different levels of natural talent. I'd take a few lessons and see if it helps. If it doesn't, go back to doing what you were doing.
A side note to the some of the replies I've read here. Guys, be nice. The sour comments and cynicism I have read in this thread are demoralizing, at best - mean-spirited, at worst. This kid is in High School, for cryin' out loud. He asked a simple question and was questioned for asking the question ("Is a bright piercing sound something you REALLY want?" Geez...) He needs our support, not our baggage.
Or, perhaps there is something to this old joke?
"What does a trumpet player use for birth control? Answer - His personality."
Last edited by JOEMAG3; 11-05-2010 at 05:49 PM. Reason: left something out
Just read through this thread and there are some good advice here but you said about your youtube channel I had a look and could only find one video of you...
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFnpRVhVMqI]YouTube - My Blue Devils Audition[/ame]
was that really your audition?.....
ive never really messed around with embo's apart from one known to NickD as the high-low gear, where basically you develop a second emobo around your natural one and basically all that happens is you bring your bottom lip up to create a smaller appiture its taken from Walt Johnsons book double top C in ten Minutes.... hasent worked for me yet, but it has some brilliant high range studies, the high gear hasent really added any extra notes but I feel when using it my 'top few' notes are alot easier and im using less pressure so must be working.....
I hear the wedge is another good embo for lead players although I really dont know anything about it
here is Nick explaining the high low gear
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQGFTPhQopI&feature=channel]YouTube - Hi Gear Lo Gear[/ame]
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