Free Mute Holder!

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After checking every mute holder on the market today, I decided I could do better than what was available on line and in the stores.

If you need your mutes available in a short amount of time, you may be interested in my solution.

I got the music for a new musical in town just a few days ago and after looking through the material, I realized that the number of quick mute changes was going to be a problem. No matter how close you get your mutes, it always puts pressure on these quick changes and I don’t enjoy the uncertainty… I rummaged through my garage and came up with this solution.

Materials required-
1. One dry wall spatula.
2. One gluing clamp.
3. One bolt and wing nut.
Total expense= $0.00

Check out the photos and let me know if you come up with any improvements.
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As you can see from the photos, I had to spray my putty knife with black paint. Save yourself the work and purchase one at Home Depot in black and you’ll have one better than mine.
$2.98Home Depot, and just $2.97 for three!

Bruce was a member of the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, School of Music in Cedar Falls from 1969 until his retirement in 1999. He has performed with many well-known entertainers such as Bob Hope, Jim Nabors, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Anita Bryant, Carman Cavalara, Victor Borgie, the Four Freshman, Blackstone the Magician, Bobby Vinton and John Davidson.

2 thoughts on “Free Mute Holder!

  1. Kyler Brown

    I played the trumpet for four years when I was back in school. I’ve been considering getting a trumpet again though, and re-learning how to play. I appreciated your use of household materials to create a mute holder. This would definitely be a fun project for me to undertake. Thanks for sharing!

    • Bruce Chidester

      Comeback players have been joining my trumpet lessons on line site and if you need advice on varous aspects of playing the trumpet, the $20 would be well spent and save you a lot of time getting back into shape.

      Thanks for your kind words and the very best to you and yours.

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