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  1. Hello! I'm a trumpet player and I write and play my own music, mostly for trumpet ensemble. I'd like to share with you my new in-progress web site. I just started it last night. I give away most or all of my music for free; let me know if you are interested. There are recordings of me playing most of it in multi-track using GarageBand. Example: Sincerely, Robert Walliczek
  2. Hi, FHdork! I take it you play the French Horn ;) . Thanks for your compliment on my first post.

    I'd like to invite you to visit a music network I'm developing called SonataForum. The URL is my username, Once you're there, you can use the username "musician" and the password "tritone" to access the site. It's private, so let me...

  3. Wet Chops might give you some ideas. Check it out.
  4. I realize this doesn't help you, but if I had to guess, I'd say there were both practical and musical reasons. I surmise that the musical reasons had to do with a different sound quality and different tessatura. I think the practical reasons might have something to do with ease of playing. But maybe it was just an experiment!
  5. I've never heard of a situation where the shank has a problem, except as a result of abuse or accident. It may be a result of expansion of the metal, since the players are blowing warm air into a cool or cold metal instrument. I suggest you invest in a mouthpiece puller and use a cloth to protect the mouthpiece. There are two preventative measures that might apply to you: first, have the students blow warm air through their mouthpieces and then into the lead pipe of their instruments for a few minutes before they play. Once both the mouthpiece and the lead pipe are warmed separately, join th
  6. You all have nice suggestions, quite valid. As a professional with a bachelor's degree in trumpet performance from Peabody Conservatory of Music, where I studied with Wayne Cameron, "the teacher's teacher", I have the following to suggest. When playing any brass instrument, you should learn what's called Cameron's Law, named after Wayne Cameron who discovered these fundamentals of playing, developed, coined and taught them: Those are the fundamentals of all brass playing. It often takes years even for highly talented trumpet players to understand the subtleties and correct applications of