Hey TM, couple quick questions for ya. I've noticed that I may be setting the mouthpiece a tad lower on my embouchure (more of the bottom lip into the cup)
I don't "bite" the rim, but I fear that I've become perhaps a tad too off-center in one direction.
1) my tone and technical skills have improved- in the low C to high C range. low B down to low F# are...iffy and a tad airy if a drastic embouchure shift is not used. More air perhaps?
2) I usually start off a day's practice with a 20 minute buzz (with keyboard for accuracy) then play exercise (Stamp, CDCGAGC down chromatically to F#,G#,C#,D#,C#,F#)- easy, no trouble at all.
the trouble- after around three or four 20 minute practice sessions, I CAN"T BUZZ A THING! I can play the same as usual, but mp buzzing is all air and no buzz. When resistance is added to the opening of the mp
(i.e. my finger) a buzz-ish sound occurs. Could I be shifting to some form of "sympathetic buzzing" (Vizzuti-esque)?
1st trumpet BRHS wind ensemble
1st trumpet BRHS marching band
Studying with private instructor (out of town currently, which is why I"m here)