tacotalz Pro • Jan 19, 2019 I'm getting the good ol' braces soon. Is it hard to play the tbone with them? Comments [user=6768421]Russian__Bear[/user] It takes a bit of relearning, but you'll get it in no time. Usually it depends on the person. I remember having a bit of struggles, but I've heard a few friends say they were fine. [user=27308958]tacotalz[/user] Okay, thank you [user=28367459]bobthemidgit[/user] it is for like the firsst fewe weeks [user=29996431]cjcrawley2of31[/user] It does take a while to get used to the feeling, i whould advise practicing away from school as well as in class so your mouth can get used to the feeling of playing an instrument while you have braces in [user=893601]J Lyn[/user] I have invisi-line and it only took me a week to get used to it. [user=29417357]bogan30000[/user] Ye it's a tad bit odd first couple weeks, you will get used to it [user=1575196]edc745[/user] You'll need to get use to to the new embouchure but you'll learn it in a few weeks. DONT APPLY PRESSURE TO THE LIPS. [user=30504702]AgentThirty7v2[/user] [user=edc745]edc745[/user] or your lips will die, sometimes literally [user=28584594]Ayden_Rogers2121[/user] Just a little bit, but once you played a lot you'll be just like you were with no braces!!!!! [user=31034493]poppunktbn[/user] Oof, man. I got braces about six months ago. At first it feels really weird, but you get used to it. With braces it's a little trickier to get short notes perfect, but apparently after you get your braces off it's really good. Personally I found it quite hard to play in kinda the middle ranges of tones (if that makes sense lol) like in the middle of the bass cleff stave (mainly in between d and g) but thats gotten heaps better. If you play to high for to long the braces kinda stab you. But all in all you just need to adjust a bit and then it's all good. [user=30024163]meme machine.J[/user] its fine. don't worry, especially if you are getting rubber bands, be careful, they can jam a trombone faster than not emptying a spit valve for a month. [user=14333561]Brothekid10[/user] I got my braces after a year of playing, so I had more trounle after I fgot them off trying to work on tone. The first day may suck, but if they’re not sore you’ll be fine. If you practice at it, it won’t be nearly as bad. [user=15072416]Bluesfish55[/user] Just saw this so I asume you have them now. Wondering how you are doing. I was in HS back in the late 70's & had to get them my Sr. year. They were all metal and I had great problems in marching band but adjusted. It was much harder to adjust when they came off! I had all this extra looseness in my moth and lost all control. It was like never having played and since I was no longer playing regularly I put it away for a year or two. Once I dusted it off thogh it was just a matter of getting in shape again and I'm still playing today. What ever you do don't give up, your horn can be a life long freind regardless of where you take it. Cheers. [user=27308958]tacotalz[/user] [user=Bluesfish55]Bluesfish55[/user] Thank you. I have had a slight problem with holding notes and there are certain notes I just can't find when I'm playing, but otherwise I have learned to adjust. [user=29505394]_ethereal_[/user] I started playing with braces on and then had them taken off, and in all honestly i never noticed a difference. I play baritone so my mouthpiece is kinda big, if you play with a smaller mouthpiece it might be harder. Your comment Only members of a group can post to group discussions, so Join Is it hard to play with braces?