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 July 10th, 2012, 12:08 AM #1 Newbie   Joined: Jul 2012 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 Hope this help Hi there, Make sure you are attempting this with a competent teacher otherwise things could go horribly wrong. A good book that really helped me when i changed my own embouchure was 'A Physical Approach to Elementary Brass Playing' by Claude Gordon. It's a brilliant lesson by lesson book that builds up the fundamentals right from the beginning and helps you to understand how things work.
 July 10th, 2012, 12:17 AM #2 Senior Member     Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs Re: Hope this help I play trombones...what about you? Can you explain what embouchure is? What is the fundamental pitch of the harmonic series called?
July 10th, 2012, 02:35 AM   #3
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 Originally Posted by MarkFL I play trombones...what about you? Can you explain what embouchure is? What is the fundamental pitch of the harmonic series called?
Embouchure means altering the shape of the mouth to change the pitch or timbre.

I throat sing, play the mini-harmonica hands-free and play the nose whistle. All of these instruments/techniques are entirely dependent on mouth shape. I've messed with the bugle, which also is 100% mouth shape dependent, but it's clearly not my instrument, as my dogs remind me whenever I try to play!

July 10th, 2012, 08:58 AM   #4
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 Originally Posted by johnr ... Embouchure means altering the shape of the mouth to change the pitch or timbre...
I wanted to see if the OP actually knew.

July 10th, 2012, 12:01 PM   #5
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 Originally Posted by johnr ... Embouchure means altering the shape of the mouth to change the pitch or timbre...
I wanted to see if the OP actually knew.
Oh, we'll need a standard way of marking test questions vs information seeking questions!!!!

 July 10th, 2012, 12:04 PM #6 Senior Member     Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs Re: Hope this help True! I suspected from the spam link originally posted, that the OP doesn't actually know the bell of a horn from its mouthpiece. I was just in a "playful" mood!
July 10th, 2012, 04:19 PM   #7
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 Originally Posted by MarkFL True! I suspected from the spam link originally posted, that the OP doesn't actually know the bell of a horn from its mouthpiece. I was just in a "playful" mood!
You're probably right!

 July 12th, 2012, 07:10 PM #8 Math Team   Joined: Dec 2006 From: Lexington, MA Posts: 3,267 Thanks: 408 Re: Hope this help $\begin{array}{c}\text{Trombone Player Jokes} \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \text{How do you get two trombone players to play in unision?} \\ \text{Shoot one.} \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \text{What do you call a trombone player who breaks up with his girlfriend?} \\ \text{Homeless.} \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \text{How do you get a trombone player off your front porch?} \\ \text{Pay for the pizza.} \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \text{At the playground, how do you know which is the trombonist's kid?} \\ \text{He doesn't know how to use the slide, and he can't swing.} \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \text{What do you say to a trombone player in a three-piece suit?} \\ \text{"Will the defendant please rise?"} \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \end{array}$ [color=beige]. . . . . . [/color]$\begin{array}{c} \text{Define "lucky break".} \\ \text{A busload of trombone players goes off a cliff.} \\ \\ \text{Define "crying shame".} \\ \text{There was an empty seat.} \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \text{How do you know a trombone player is at your door?} \\ \text{He can't find the key, and doesn't know when to come in.} \end{array}$
 July 12th, 2012, 07:16 PM #9 Senior Member     Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 521 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs Re: Hope this help Thanks for making me laugh!
 July 12th, 2012, 08:35 PM #10 Global Moderator     Joined: Nov 2006 From: UTC -5 Posts: 16,046 Thanks: 938 Math Focus: Number theory, computational mathematics, combinatorics, FOM, symbolic logic, TCS, algorithms Re: Hope this help Did you know that Banach-Tarski is an anagram? Think for a moment... [color=#FFFFFF]Banach-Tarski Banach-Tarski[/color], of course!

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