Quote Originally Posted by Dave Mickley View Post
plus 1 to rowuk [again] - when I lived in an apartment a good friend and great player told me to practice with my bell in the coat closet to absorb the sound. it worked fairly well but I didn't push practicing after around 9pm. I usually tried to keep the bell of my horn in a heavy coat and I never heard one complaint from any neighbors. I bought one of the first Yamaha Silent Brass mutes but really didn't like the back pressure, gave it away to a student.
That's cool. I'm thinking of making room in my office closet (it's deep) to practice. Couple of winter coats and no one will know I'm there.