It seems as if there is an endless list of miracle changes which can be made to your trumpet to make it play better and this is just another idea I wanted to test for myself.
Some have criticized me for not “using more individuals and instruments” as test units or not doing “blindfold” tests. Some feel that I have not entered enough variables into my testing to make my observations conclusive. To these comments I can only say this; these are my findings and from what I have tested, I feel very confident that I have answered the questions for myself. By bringing these ideas to the surface, I feel that my readers are intelligent enough to look into the possibilities on their own. I am not here to tell anyone what he/she should or shouldn’t believe for that is for you alone to decide. So for those who also feel I am biased in any way as to my conclusions, I’m sorry you think that even though I can’t understand how you could possibly reach that conclusion. Now at the age of 71, to be perfectly honest, I real don’t care if you feel that way for there are many more readers who understand that I am only interested in getting people to think on their own rather than believe everything they read on the Internet- INCLUDING THIS BLOG.
Now on with another test…….
It was mentioned last week that by adjusting the screw on a trumpet’s water key, the horn would respond differently. I really didn’t think so but here we go again.
I conducted tests on several on my horns by tightening and loosening each water key screw and found no difference.
I could not feel a change, see a change nor could the persons listening to me hear any difference.
If you have a different opinion, please write and we will discuss it.
In the meantime, spend less time trying to find a mechanical way to improve your playing and start practicing more.