Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 16:51:16 -0500 (EST)
From: Patrick Olguin <>
Subject: Re: Steven's Embrochure


I've been lurking around this on-again off-again thread, so in the wake of launching my anti-range diatribe the other day, and reading Nick Drozdoff's eloquent tips on rolling one's lips in, I thought I'd give it a try. Very little pressure, just enough to maintain a seal, lots of air, lips rolled inward.

Out pops a Double B.

Hmmmmm. That was a fluke, let's try another one.

This time, a Triple B. No pain, no head rush, no pressure - a few broken windows and some angry canines, but other than that, no ill effects. My only problem is that I can't seem to play lower than G above the staff.  I'll keep working on it.

This was done on a very early UMI Benge trumpet, MLP #3 bell, using a Schilke 14B mpc, at lunch today in the front seat of my bubbamobile.

Oh, my previous high note, ever, was F# above high C.

Patrick Olguin, more puzzled than impressed with myself.