(orbicularis Oris) injury whilst playing (felt it happen) 12 years ago
While I do not disagree with Rowuk, that many physiological disabilities may impact on embouchure performance, in the case of the OP, it appears as a direct injury to the muscle as the OP says in his initial post that (...injury whilst playing (felt it happen) 12 years ago).
I also agree that contacting Dave Monette is also a good place to go toward recommended experts in the field that may be able to help, but would recommend focusing on a direct injury to the orbicularis Oris muscle. I found the best medical report possible that details an experienced clinician's perspective that has cared from multiple cases of orbicularis Oris damage. I do not subscribe to this journal but perhaps you can find a library that will get the full article for you or contact the clinician directly to get their opinion as well.
Hope all this advice gets you the new hope that I believe you are seeking from opening this thread. I do believe that coming to TrumpetBoards was a good decision as there are a lot of good people here that have the expertise to guide you, musicians as well as physicians... including a couple physician musicians.
@bigdub That's on the bell tail. It's called a microtuner, or "opera glass" tuner. Turn the screw to tune up or down in small increments.
Yup. On my 8A, it works better to tune from the micro tuner than from the main tuning slide! On my 80As, most of them it doesn’t make that much of a difference. I love the look of them and how they play, though - super fun little horns!
Based on an instrument that they built for Joe Alessi. Hmmm. Aren't all trombones (even the el cheapo ones) based on some great
instrument? When I read marketing trash like this, I wonder why they do not build that exact model. With todays material science and still available "old world" manufacturing skills, it is certainly possible!
@j-jericho Yes, there are means to go around blocked sites. The problem is that the "free" VPNs are serious security risks. Even although I use a Mac with all of the proper security tools, after using one of those VPNs, strange porn sites can pop up in the browser.
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