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Mouthpiece "break-in"

Postby TheTuba » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:04 pm

Hi Tubenetters!

What are some exercises to "break-in" to a new mouthpiece and get used to it? Just got a Bach 7, upgrading from a Bach 18, and I just want to get used to the greater resistance and rim diameter. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Mouthpiece "break-in"

Postby Ken Crawford » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:18 pm

Just play. You'll get used to it. Nothing special to be done.
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Re: Mouthpiece "break-in"

Postby imperialbari » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:52 pm

More resistance from a larger mouthpiece?

Anyway it is about getting the sense of the exact amount of air support needed to sustain the attacks, slurs, crescendos, diminuendos, and general flexibility in all ranges. If I can play secure slurs in and out of the pedal range, liptrills & arpeggios & scales in all ranges at all dynamics with the desired sound and with good intonation, then I have a sense of having adapted reasonably to a new constellation of instrument and mouthpiece.

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Re: Mouthpiece "break-in"

Postby nworbekim » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:19 am

when i went from an 18 to a 7, at first, it felt like i was trying to play on a 5 gallon bucket... it felt like i needed so much more air and everything felt too loose. i went back and played stuff i could already play easily, without too much thought and concentrated on not trying too hard, just playing. eventually, i forgot about the difference and it felt natural.

i think that the more you think about the differences, the larger they are and more difficult to overcome.
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Re: Mouthpiece "break-in"

Postby Three Valves » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:37 am

nworbekim wrote:when i went from an 18 to a 7, at first, it felt like i was trying to play on a 5 gallon bucket...


That's why I ordered a 12.
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Re: Mouthpiece "break-in"

Postby bloke » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:30 pm

Three Valves wrote:
nworbekim wrote:when i went from an 18 to a 7, at first, it felt like i was trying to play on a 5 gallon bucket...


That's why I ordered a 12.


If a 7 feels like a 5 gallon bucket, then does a 12 feel like two 5 gallon buckets?
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Re: Mouthpiece "break-in"

Postby Three Valves » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:54 am

I prefer a pale of rocks...

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