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.
I’ve finally done it. I’ve found the “holy grail” (for me) of trumpets!
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)”
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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”
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”
I 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”