To Buzz or Not to Buzz — That Is Not the Only Question
Principal trombone of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, USA.
The practice of buzzing has become a divisive pedagogical practice in the brass world. One side, the “pro-buzzing” community, argues that buzzing on the mouthpiece away from the instrument can help players improve intonation and lip vibration. The “anti-buzzing” group believes that buzzing is potentially harmful, encouraging bad habits that will manifest when the player…