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Do yourself the biggest favor and purchase the Yamaha Silent mute. Ether the new $200 model or the old $100 model. Either feels virtually natural, and volume is not an issue. They have microphone pickups in the mute so when you plug the system in, it sounds quite real. As a pro player, this thing has saved me on many occasions. Warming up before gigs is the ...


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Sorry to be a wet blanket, but the correct answer is: do NOT practice in the dorm . I speak as a longtime musician who spent countless hours in practice rooms and practice cubes provided by college music departments for exactly that reason. Aside from the fact that, even with a heavy mute, you will annoy other dorm residents, you can't learn an instrument ...


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I would just like to point out that those corks are there for three reasons. The first is to hold the mute inside your bell, the second is to protect the finish on the inner bell from being scratched by the metal of the mute, or vice-versa. The third and perhaps most important is to allow the air a way of getting out of your horn. If you look at the other ...


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Those pieces of cork are what's holding the mute inside your trumpet! I wouldn't recommend removing them - unless you only wish to play lying on your back. Is this a straight mute? You may find a cup mute more effective at muffling your sound - although I'd recommend asking advice on that first. (As Charles mentions, a practice mute with a full ring of cork ...



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