I’ve finally done it. I’ve found the “holy grail” (for me) of trumpets!
It’s frankly amazing how quickly time goes by. I logged in to this site today just to see if there were any software updates that needed to be applied. My last posting was in February! Several things have happened, so…. Continue reading “Volume 10 – The Trumpet Chronicles (Has It Really Been 5 Months?)”
I started to just update Volume 9 after last night’s practice, but figured I would “thrill” the couple of you who actually read these chronicles with a new entry.
Band practice was cancelled last week due to bad weather, and it might be cancelled again tonight. I hope not, since I have a different trumpet to try out now. Continue reading “Volume 9 – The Trumpet Chronicles”
There hasn’t been too much going on with the trumpet chronicling lately. Continue reading “Volume 8 – The Trumpet Chronicles”
The holidays are typically a slow time for trumpeting, at least for me. But there have been a few things going on that are noteworthy. See what I did there? See? C’mon, it wasn’t THAT bad! Continue reading “Volume 7 – The Trumpet Chronicles (Happy New Year)”
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”
Yesterday, I started the down-sizing of my instrument collection. It was a traumatic time, but I managed to get through it.
I have several horns and mouthpieces out on eBay at the moment:
I encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities if they interest you!
Since buying a couple of Ambassadors, I have become intrigued by the Olds trumpets; their history, the different models, and what the differences are between them. Continue reading “Volume 3 – The Trumpet Chronicles”