Product Description (Optimizer)
The KGUmusic Optimizer is targeted at beginners and experienced brass players, who would like to get rid of the habit of applying too much pressure on the lips during playing at a higher register. We made a step change in the construction of the device by using magnets instead of the spring. One is set up in the upper part, the other – in the lower part of the device. We use magnets as they are more practical and efficient. Firstly, they don't rot with time. Unlike spring, they are not affected by moisture (saliva, condensation) so much. Secondly, the magnets allow you to easily change the activation rate of the device by turning it clockwise or counterclockwise. In this simple way, you can make the power of pressing stronger or smaller.
Our device is designed only for practicing and identifying your feelings at the moment when you apply too much strength. Focusing on your feeling you can train yourself to take high notes without high pressure. The KGUmusic Optimizer is placed between the tube and the mouthpiece. When you place it on your trumpet, the length of the lead pipe changes, and the musical tuning also changes. That’s why it’s not a good idea to use our Optimizer at concerts, during playing with the backing track, or practicing all day long.
The KGUmusic Optimizer helps to control how you take higher notes and how much pressure you use. It activates as soon as you apply more pressure than required. Breaking the habit of putting high pressure on the lips will help you to avoid lip injuries, bloody wounds, and necrosis. As almost every musician faces the challenge of excessive mouthpiece pressure at a certain moment of their career, this device is useful both for beginners and professionals.
Product Description (T.E.T)
Our training tool for lip buzzing expands your skills as a player and helps you to play correctly from the physical point of view. It’s a good way of working on the breath, as it builds up a balance between strength and agility. As the result, you are able to focus the response of the lips to airflow and get the endurance you need.
The tool for buzzing is very practical and easy to use, as the trumpet and the mouthpiece stay in a natural position during the performance. During the trumpet practice with the mouthpiece, you can also work on the playing techniques using the finger buttons. You can leave this embouchure trainer on the mouthpiece shank during playing and it won’t bring any inconvenience. It also allows you to quickly switch between playing and lip buzz exercises.
Our buzzing tool improves the function of the lips and provides the muscles involved in producing the sound with the necessary activity. Such a training device develops the embouchure form and support, so it makes it easier for you to create the needed compression to produce the sound.