I have a young student, she is a senior in high school, and am giving trumpet lessons to. She has never used the third valve trigger. So I am trying to get her to work on this. Now it was a combo lesson and she didn't have her horn it's the pro model Jupiter. I let her use my Strad. Her fingers are so small and thin it is really hard for her to kick the slide. Is there something made that can be put in the ring so she doesn't have as much play?
I noticed she was using her pinky at first.. my gut say not a good idea but??? ( she actually can fit both her pinky and ring finger in the ring at the same time)
I am going to see if the ring can be moved in closer to the block, which seems like a good possibility ..yes ? no?
A smaller ring mounted?
Should I have her work on the 1st valve saddle slide? my gut says not yet. I even thought of having her use the 1st valve instead of the third when possible ..
maybe a pull trigger like the Old's Recordings have..
I am open to any suggestions.