Volume 11: The Trumpet Chronicles is Now the Saxophone Chronicles

Since this website used to reside at a different address, until the idiots who run my web hosting somehow didn’t notify me of a domain name renewal, I doubt many of you (well, the one or two who’ve visited so far) are familiar with the Trumpet Chronicles.  This was a series of articles I wrote as I wandered my way through the intricacies of trumpet selection and mouthpiece searching.

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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 9A – The Trumpet Chronicles

mendez1I 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.

I called it “Volume 9A” since it is a continuation of Volume 9.  Catchy name, huh?

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Volume 8 – The Trumpet Chronicles

olds-recording-offset-trumpetThere hasn’t been too much going on with the trumpet chronicling lately.   Continue reading “Volume 8 – The Trumpet Chronicles”

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 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 2 – The Trumpet Chronicles

yam-11I ordered and received a Yamaha 11 Japan mouthpiece this week.  Depending on who you read online, it’s either like a Shilke 11 (R. Shilke consulted for Yamaha in the 60s) or a Bach 7C.  One site even said it was somewhere between a Bach 3C and 5C.

I don’t know.  I’m a woodwind guy, remember? Continue reading “Volume 2 – The Trumpet Chronicles”