Why do people think TCE is bad?

There are a number of discussions you can find in forums on the web and blogs of players who religiously follow the teachings of one brass guru or another who try to talk about the Tongue Controlled Embouchure. This is good; discussion is healthy; and at least if people are talking about an idea then that […]

My Visit To Stomvi

In the first week of September I took a trip to the Stomvi factory in Valencia, Spain. I was long overdue a new trumpet (the subject of another upcoming blog post). This is the story of that day. I had exchanged a few emails with Vicente Honorato in advance so when I arrived at the […]

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Welcome to the Trumpet Planet blog page! This blog originally started out as a place to share my thoughts and experiences as a professional trumpet player and teacher. I have found that over time it has begun to evolve in to much more. I have found great pleasure in researching and writing longer articles about trumpet […]

Einsetzen and Ansetzen

What is Einsetzen/Ansetzen? An article that describes, defines and explains the use of these lip positions in modern trumpet embouchure systems by Richard Colquhoun Intro One of the highlights of spending time with Bahb Civiletti in April this year was having the chance to watch him teaching TCE to trumpet players who had not tried […]

Addenda, Edits, Updates…

After a recent trip to meet and talk with Bahb Civiletti I have had a refinement to my understanding of some details regarding trumpet playing. I’ve taken some time today to edit and update some of my blog posts. Below you will find a list of the edits I’ve made so that you don’t necessarily […]