The No Nonsense Trumpet Book is 117 page Ebook. It is mostly text and 16 pages of music. It is an overview of the trumpet and every aspect is included. It covers more info than an 8 year college degree.
7 CUP DESIGNS, C, V, Convex & 4 types of Double Cups. 700 Mouthpieces in 5 different studies from 1942-1995.
Info from 38 companies. Mpc Customizing & Tone color chart. Tone Intensifiers, Weights & Materials, Rim Contours, Bites, Cup Depths, Shapes, Throats, Back-bores & Second Cup.
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ALSO: A real mouthpiece comparison chart. Some companies measure in 1/1000 of a inch, some in 1/64, and some in mm. These can not divide evenly into a nice neat box. One chart for a mail order firm lists all Bach # 5,6,7,8,9 & 10s as the same size. That was 6 sizes from one company in 0.15 of an inch. The error spread was over 2 sizes or .30 of an inch. The spread in mine is 1/2 a size 0.075 of an inch. Your second mouthpiece will match the primary one much better. A real mouthpiece customizing system. Learn how to rate on a scale of 0 – 100 the tone color, endurance and range of your mouthpiece or of a new one before you waste time and money on it. Also learn how to have your mouthpiece altered to make it perfect.
A real embouchure and playing chart & test. Learn to teach yourself like a pro would. Listen to yourself & circle what you hear on the chart. Then when you’re through you’ll know exactly what to work on. NOBODY will teach you as carefully as you will & I’ll show you how.
I’d like to thank you for your comments, help, and education in our lesson this past Tuesday.
More than anything else, I’m working to get that relaxed feeling and full ringing sound, and to get there consistently.
I think I’m succeeding at getting much of the tension out of my face and cheeks, although it feels strange and uncertain. But the volume (and ringing in my ears) tells me it’s working. As I learn to play more relaxed, I’m confident that the basic feel you gave me for your other fundamentals will really kick in.
An interesting reflection: you’ve made a reputation (and some controversy) talking about high notes, and you can certainly play high.
But what really struck me was how big, loud, and clear your low notes speak!
Given that my #1 goal is to get that relaxed sound, this was a great sound for me to experience.
I’ll let you know how things evolve, and I presume it will be OK to fire a few questions off as this develops.
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