Re: Re: Physics of mouthpieces and buzzing

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Posted by Lonny on September 13, 1999 at 17:24:54:

In Reply to: Re: Physics of mouthpieces and buzzing posted by John Swensen on September 12, 1999 at 16:16:06:

Wow! This is interesting. I really like following some of the threads that are generated here at TubeNET; I learn constantly.

Many of you have spoken to the mouthpiece angle, but what about the buzz? Some of what I see in my playing and in some of what I read really confuses me. If I have to buzz the correct pitch, why use valves at all? Why not just buzz the correct pitch and let the horn fill in the rest? Am I misunderstanding the fundamental part of playing a brass instrument?

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