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Learning the Trumpet
Learning to teach yourself is most important.
Practice sounding good. Do not play something wrong over and over again! Slow down the tempo until you can play it with the correct notes, in tune, and in rhythm. Listen to how it sounds. Play melodies out of fake books or etude books or by ear. Playing melodies makes it real obvious if it is out of tune or has a bad sound. Play along with recordings.
If your practice starts sounding worse then rest (for a few minutes, hours or day). Do not think about it while resting. Do something else. Try again later - it almost always sounds better.
Perfection - Tine Thing Helseth with Det Norske Kammerorkester, notice the complete lack of any muscle tension The Berliner Philharmoniker perform Stravinsky's Petrushka / Trumpet tutorial Bud Herseth Lesson Notes Bud Herseth more info Pencil Exercise - G Rawlin Pat Harbison, Karl Sievers Bill Moriarity talking about Roy Stevens and the history of the Stevens-Costello method Warren Vache On Embouchure Lesson The Balanced Embouchure YouTube - Trumpet Lesson 4 - Zero Pressure technique Lynn Nicholson - can scream without forcing it Bill Adam - Great Teacher Bill Adam The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast; Episode #15: Bill Adam Tribute Chris Botti Interview with Mr Adam William Adam & Greg Wing play the "Routine" by GWing
Jimmy Stamp on youtube Stamp Upper Register Etudes Player/Horn Combinations
Benge Serial Numbers 5/64 hexkey for bach strad stop rod Bach Strad Bells Bach Stradivarius Bell Variations Early Elkhart Serial numbers Bells - Harrelson Bachloyalist.com Bach trumpet serial numbers Bach Stradivarius Models - TrumpetMaster Dave's Bach Trumpet Page Besson Trumpets Yamaha Schilke Clones YAMALLOY - older yamaha trumpets may have valve problems Guide to new trumpets Schilke Serial Numbers Kanstul Model Comparison List
Valve Aignment At Home?
Alpha Angle Warburton Trumpet, Cornet and Flugelhorn Mouthpieces Stork Trumpet Mouthpieces Stork Specs Stork Comparison Kanstul.com Gustat Mouthpiece Bach Mouthpiece bach loyalist Bach Mouthpiece history Bach Mouthpiece Manual Bach - Schilke Mouthpiece comparison chart Mouthpiece comparison chart Schilke Mouthpiece model descriptions Holton Heim Mouthpiece vs stork vacciano.url Kanstul Mouthpiece Comparator - superimposes trumpet mouthpiece profilesB = Elkhart Bach BMV = Mt Vernon Bach BNY = New York Bach GIR = Giardinelli S = Schilke W = Warburton M = Monette BFL = (Modern) Bach flugelhorn CG = Claude Gordon G = Gustat P = Parduba
Mouthpiece Throat Size (bore)INCHES fracti Decimal mm 3/32 0.09375 2.38125 7/64 0.109375 2.778125 1/8 0.125 3.175 9/64 0.14062 3.571875 19/128 0.14844 3.7703 5/32 0.15625 3.96875 wire gauge Decimal mm 28 0.1405 3.569 27 0.144 3.658 26 0.147 3.734 25 0.1495 3.797 24 0.152 3.861 23 0.154 3.912 22 0.157 3.988 21 0.159 4.039 20 0.161 4.089
Mouthpiece gap on vintage Benges Benge Gap Benge trumpet with flat 4th line D (5th partial) - Solution Benge 3X Question, Problem Mouthpiece gap and flat 4th line D Harrelson survey of 32 mouthpieces vs gap Harrelson Mouthpiece Gap Mouthpiece Gap Solutions Venturi & Shim Demo Video Jason Harrelson Warburton Mouthpiece Gap GR mouthpiece gap Bob Reeves Gap info Improving the upper register with the correct gapIf your mouthpiece gap is greater than the optimal gap, you will have a bit more resistance, although the horn will slot and speak well. Lower register may become stuffy, upper register may reach a "wall", above which resistance can not be overcome.
If the gap is less than optimal, you will have less resistance, as well as difficulty slotting (less distance between the slots), poor definition to the notes above high C,
Lower register very free-blowing,
Lack of healthy resistance causes upper register to "airball", or wash out
There is nothing to "lean on" when coming back down from a high passage
Here is the GR Mouthpiece formula for calculating the optimal gap.
the exit wall thickness of the mouthpiece shank multiplied times 5
the leadpipe internal diameter minus the receiver internal diameter multiplied by .75
exit wall thickness of mouthpiece = .021"
X 5 = .105"
leadpipe internal diameter is .345" and receiver internal diameter is .385.
.385 - .345 = .040
.040 X .75 = .030
.105 + .030 = .135 Optimal Gap
Warburton makes it more simple: "The optimal gap is usually somewhere between 0.100 and 0.150 inches "
Harrelson says optimal gap usually between .060 and .100 inches.
The great Clifford Brown said 1/8 inch, .125"
Bob Reeves emphasizes differences in players, rather than equipment affecting the optimal gap, and sells 3 piece mouthpieces that give different gaps with different sleeves.
Some outrageously good players use no gap. A Flugelhorn has no gap. Some players are successful with gaps much greater than 1/4 inch. If you are getting good results there is no need to change the gap. Leave it alone!
A change of .001" of the mouthpiece shank diameter will cause a difference of about .020" in the gap distance.