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Free-buzzing (buzzing without the mouthpiece) Poll

Postby cktuba » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:54 am

So... free-buzzing... Thoughts?
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Re: Free-buzzing Poll

Postby Mark Finley » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:59 am

I can free buzz, but I never really thought of it as being that helpful until I was talking to a good friend of mine who happens to be principal trombone of the Dallas Symphony and he says he practices free buzzing every day. If it's good enough for him it's good enough for me
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Re: Free-buzzing Poll

Postby swillafew » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:01 am

https://www.alfred.com/the-art-of-trombone-playing/p/00-0058/

Chapter 4: Mouthpiece Practicing

If Ed thought it was worth an entire chapter, that might get you started. Look at the examples of what he expected the student to play on the mouthpiece.
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Re: Free-buzzing Poll

Postby bloke » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:05 am

I've pointed out before, here, that its a different thing - face-wise - from playing an instrument, and have also discovered that pointing this out "triggers" few players. It's certainly (not to me, anyway) worth discussion (argument?), particularly as I'm not a teacher - and am not responsible for the progress/advancement of other individuals.

I would say, then (which is redundant, as all people do this anyway), "Do as you wish."
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Re: Free-buzzing Poll

Postby Mark Finley » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:06 am

Free buzzing is not the same thing as mouthpiece buzzing
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Re: Free-buzzing (buzzing without the mouthpiece) Poll

Postby adsteve » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:31 am

Free-buzzing and tuba playing are two completely different things. Free-buzzing requires far more muscle recruitment since you are lacking any sort of resistance provided by a tuba;mouthpiece and as such, the mechanics are different. To me it is just overtraining that can lead to poor mechanics when you actually pick up the horn.
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