OK, kids, it’s time for another episode of (echo on) “The Trumpet Chronicles” sz sz sz sz ….
A lot has happened since the last episode dd ddd dddd dddd Turn it OFF, Kevin nnn nnnn CLICK! Thank you. Continue reading “Volume 6 – The Trumpet Chronicles”
So, last night I was at band practice. We were quickly running through some of the Christmas music for our first concert on the 13th. I was using the Yamaha 11 mouthpiece I mentioned in a previous post with my silver Olds Ambassador trumpet. Strangely, my lip got really tired way early in the practice, long before I expected it to. On a whim, I switched to my generic 3C mouthpiece, and quickly found new life and endurance. My tonal quality came back substantially also. Continue reading “Volume 5 – The Trumpet Chronicles”
I ordered and received a Yamaha 11 Japan mouthpiece this week. Depending on who you read online, it’s either like a Shilke 11 (R. Shilke consulted for Yamaha in the 60s) or a Bach 7C. One site even said it was somewhere between a Bach 3C and 5C.
I don’t know. I’m a woodwind guy, remember? Continue reading “Volume 2 – The Trumpet Chronicles”
(I’m starting a new series today, called “The Trumpet Chronicles”, about my come-back journey through the world of trumpets and mouthpieces, through the eyes of a former woodwind guy. Enjoy(?), or ignore.)
I had a little time tonight, so I played around with the 3 different trumpets I now have, and with a couple of different mouthpieces. Continue reading “Volume 1 – The Trumpet Chronicles”