No argument there, Doc, since the Phwooooooo is the method I use. But I didn't want to confuse the OP since he hasn't even made a sound on the trumpet yet. Saying T would be easier for him. Later when he has some experience, he can look at the Phhwwoooo method.
@rowuk Thanks for the input. I just got a new computer and it has no sound input built in. I am waiting on a Focusrite 2i2. When it gets here I'll do some recording. Listening to yourself is for sure a good way to judge progress and plot ways to improve. I am also anxious to listen to my improv. I've been working on it and I think maybe I don't totally suck anymore.
I play in a couple of big bands, a couple of small jazz quintets, and a couple of horn band rock groups. It sounds like a lot more than it really is. With all that combined I'm actually working one or two gigs a month when we aren't in the pandemic. The Balanced Embouchure workout has made C up to Eb feel like middle range. When I get the Focusrite in I'll record some of the horn band stuff and see what the high notes sound like. I am hopeful.
@dr-go There are great players all over the place playing Committes, no doubt about it.
But, I have worked extensively in over half the US. states and, I don't know maybe 26 countries, with different groups and different genres and I have never seen a Committee.
I kept the Olds flugelhorn and Eb/D trumpet, the 3 Bachs (Bb, C, and cornet), the Conn 6B trumpet, and the 150 year old Henry Lehnert cornet. In addition to those, I now have an 1890 English Besson A/Bb/C cornet and a 1962 Conn 9A Victor cornet. I suppose that makes 9 cornets & trumpets total, plus the 3 bugles. Two of the bugles are just bookcase ornaments in the den, though - the Kanstul is the only one I ever play, and that’s just for the occasional sounding of Taps.
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I didn't mention that I have been wearing glasses for 59years, bifocals for 40. Transition back to single simple lens is difficult at best. My new glasses have a larger sweet spot, that allows me to sit at a comfy distance to play...I like between 40-45" when i can get it in a rehearsal setting, I havn't been able to real life test these new specks yet, but I can't wait!
Thanks, my friend. That sounds like solid information. Playing relaxed is the key, for sure, but it helps to be reminded of that. Good breath support and posture make a big difference, too, as I’ve learned over the years.
If I login using Microsoft Edge, everything on the page is frozen. I get logged in normally when I use Google, which is what I am now using.
I wonder how many others are locked out and unable to complain because they don't know the admin's e-mail address.
Good question, that's why I'm trying to get to the bottom of this issue.
Notice the mix of makers as far as component parts on some of these examples.
When it comes to Muck, I wouldn't rule anything out. Like Rolls-Royce, what started out crafted in-house with some sub-assemblies supplied transitioned over time into a brand/company that was nothing but production coordination - no fabrication.