Volume 10 – The Trumpet Chronicles (Has It Really Been 5 Months?)

Iolds-ambassador-trumpett’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?)”

Volume 7 – The Trumpet Chronicles (Happy New Year)

Red-Brass-Silver-Plated-flugelhornThe 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)”

Volume 6 – The Trumpet Chronicles

mendez1OK, 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”

Volume 5 – The Trumpet Chronicles

yam-11So, 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”

Volume 3 – The Trumpet Chronicles

mendez1Since 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”

Volume 1 – The Trumpet Chronicles

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(I’m starting a new series today, called “The Trumpet Chronicles”, about my come-back journey through the world of trumpets and mouthpieces, through the eyes of a former woodwind guy.  Enjoy(?), or ignore.)

I had a little time tonight, so I played around with the 3 different trumpets I now have, and with a couple of different mouthpieces. Continue reading “Volume 1 – The Trumpet Chronicles”