I have recently reconstructed my embouchure by tucking in a lot of "red" inner lip which now because of the switch allows me to soar around the octaves with ease. I have a four octave range, the C three octaves below 3rd space C and the one octave about that one. I happy with my range but I noticed I lost the brassy sound I used to be able to get. Now passages that require ff to fff covered in accents are difficult to achieve tone. I have a huge air supply, more than most people, but I still can't get the sound. Even when I used to be able to play brassy, it was only in the middle octave and I could not do it well past 3rd space C or the or the one below that. I try to use a tighter embouchure for these parts but it doesn't seem to work very well. I play a Hoyer 6802, w/ a detachable bell and wide bore/large throat. It's made of nickel silver alloy. All help appreciated! Thanks in advance.
Re: cuivre / brassy 19:06 on Thursday, November 29, 2007
I'm sorry I'm not experienced enough to advise on embouchure. I would keep trying and practicing a brassier sound.
But I would love to ask About your 6802 Hoyer, that's hoyer heritage right? How is that horn? I've been researching those and you have the exact horn I wanted to try. Would you recommend them?