TCE-UK is very near to releasing the new TCE-RC mouthpiece.
I have been working over the last few months to bring a custom mouthpiece to market at an accessible price.
At this point you can pre-order your TCE-RC mouthpiece by contacting me using the link above. Full information about the TCE-RC mouthpiece is available on the Trumpet Planet website. Follow this link!
For those interested in technical specifications, here they are:
Internal diameter: 0.620 in. / 15.7mm
Rim: Fairly flat.
Cup: Medium, like a Bach ‘E’ cup, approx 8mm from rim to shoulder.
Throat: #28 / 3.55mm
Backbore: Custom, dense core, centred sound.
Design: Based on a popular American brand, heavier in places.
Happy New Year everybody!
2019 looks like it’ll be another exciting year for the TCE. I’m currently in the process of creating new resources for TCE practise every day. There’s a new eBook The Seven Bugles that I’ve begun writing over Christmas. I’m already sending the exercises to my pupils and hope to have the book finished soon.
For now, those of you who haven’t picked up my ebook about Einsetzen/Ansetzen; the origin of the TCE, a perfect warm-up and lip conditioner as well as 3 sets of progressive exercises to develop your embouchure; I’m now offering 25% all purchases as well as a 50% discount on your first Skype lesson when you buy the book. There is no better time to get involved in expanding your knowledge of trumpet embouchure!
Check out Exploring The Double Pedal Register on my ebook store now, and use discount code “EDPR25” for 25% off your purchase.
Exploring The Double Pedal Register
This is the latest advert that Bahb and Rich have worked on together for the ITG Journal.
Work has begun on writing a programme and making materials for a series of online courses that anybody can take to learn the TCE. In the last year I have made a bit of online content and used Patreon as a means of communicating with pupils willing to subscribe to the service. I’ve found, however, that this is not an effective way to people to learn and so I’m moving on. Current plans have the programme split into four courses, each of which contains a series of lessons, videos, and practice materials. There will also be a forum for students to discuss the course material, share their ideas and hopefully grow a bit of a community. More news to follow once things are up and rolling!
Rich has been giving lessons about the Tongue Controlled Embouchure over Skype and everything is going great! After only a couple sessions pupils report development in their abilities and have a clear path of what to practise in order to meet their goals.
Because learning the TCE is now a clearly structured course of learning material, coupled with logical explanations of how to get the best results from your playing, you too could notice vast improvements in your playing by taking some lessons over Skype.
Not sure about the Tongue Controlled Embouchure? Get in touch and ask some questions! Sometimes just being more knowledgeable about a subject can help you to make better decisions without dramatic changes to your technique or style.
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