I've been reading a whole load of stuff on the internet recently about 'buzzing'. That's 'free buzzing', 'mouthpiece buzzing' and 'instrument buzzing'. The general consensus would appear to be that these techniques, once mastered, just might be the 'holy grail' for all aspiring brass players. Now, I feel a bit cheated. I don't recall anybody mentioning anything about this when I went along for my first cornet lesson some thirty five years ago. Is this some newly discovered panacia? Hadn't they heard about it way back then? But wait a minute! I must be 'buzzing' because that's how the sound's produced, right? Well if I'm 'buzzing' as I should, why do I still have to screw the mouthpiece onto my lips as soon as I try to play anything above the stave? You're supposed to be able to play without any pressure. I'm sure someone can make sense of it all?