Need a few tips on note production. I have a very nice tone but one thing that really irks me is the initial note production. Id like it to be more uniform! Sometimes it isnt clean, sometimes it is airy and sometimes its perfect! Ive sort of been teaching myself this last while, listening to a lot of Peter Roberts and trying to emulate his sound Some things that I think may be causing the problem... Do I need to put the mouthpiece on my lip the exact same way everytime? I notice your man Ian Williams from Cory puts the cornet on his mouth by the same method every time, it almost looks like he is screwing it on!:biggrin: I do usually give myself plenty of time (4 beats) to get the mouthpiece comfortable on the lip How much tounge is required to produce the note, if any? Im not sure if the airyness is caused by an incorrectly supported air column. Ive thought about not using the tongue at all and using the epiglottis (sp?) to initiate and cease the air flow? does the position of the tongue matter? Currently it rests midway between the roof of my mouth and the teeth, you know that lump just behind the teeth! I think it could also be a confidence/psychological issue. Im extremely aware of it, though its not that apparrent to other people, Im a perfectionist with regard to my playing! On an unrelated note Im trying to extend my range to a comfortable E above the stave (on Sop), so whats the best way to go at that? Beat on at the Colin Lip flexibilities till Im knackered. BTW whats an acceptable range on a Soprano? I know Procession to the Minster has a top D Any help or advice would be appreciated!