|Author||Topic: false choppers ...|
posted 7/18/12 8:19 AM
By way of introduction: 'Played French horn thru jr/sr high and trumpet for several years in Summer band. I got a full set of false choppers when I was in my early-mid twenties (many, many moons ago). Reason: calcium malabsorption factor during my teenage years. My teeth just crumpled as I ate and had to be replaced. I have since tried a French horn and a trumpet with very mixed results. The horn mouthpiece is a 'skip it'. The trumpet is possible only to the high F on the treble staff; past that it is nigh impossible.Is the tenor horn just a French horn in a different shape or a trumpet with a slightly different mouthpiece? Will I be able to use a tenor horn or am I just dreaming?Let it be known; I *have* tried an euphonium and a lesser tuba and, since the mouthpieces are larger, I can cope. However, I really want a utile replacement for a treble clef doubler.Anyone here sixty eight or so, like me, and wanting to get back into the fold with a treble brass instrument? 'Gotta be someone!?#*@. Thanks in advance for any help or advice. nero_____
posted 7/18/12 9:00 PM
Hi, Ialso have false champers ans just recently started playing tenor horn after a break of 55 years!! I am aged 73. I am now using a powder fixative instead of paste and find it much better. I also have a trumpet but find it more difficult to play. Hang in there....enjoy.