embouchure trainer for all brass instruments and alphorns

Achieve better success in the game with the Buzz-R embouchure trainer for on the road, on vacation or in the car

Markus Arnold, professional musician and inventor of the Buzz-R
Worldwide shipping
Over 40 years experience
Made in Germany

The Buzz-R

Created by musicians for musicians!

Also possible for other mouthpieces.
Practice on the road

Can be used whenever the instrument is not available. Ideal for traveling or at home due to the low volume and size.

Rehearsal/Warm-up

Holes in the tone wood simulate resistance of the instrument and allow easy lip-swinging. Perfect tool for warm-up.

Intonation

Buzz-R trains the ear, as valve/pull aid is missing. Precise voicing required

Buzz-R attachment trainer

39,90  incl. VAT

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How the Buzz-R works

Ideal for warm-up and warm-up of the lips

The Buzz-R attachment trainer is a handy piece of sound wood that fits in any pocket. It is compatible with any brass instrument, from trumpet to tuba.

You simply put the mouthpiece of the instrument on the Buzz-R embouchure trainer and can then practice anywhere - whether on the road, on vacation, just before a concert or on the way to rehearsal. It helps to maintain and develop the embouchure. It is especially practical for practice sessions in the car, for example on the way to work. With just 10 minutes of practice in the morning and evening, you can already make great progress.

Buzz-R attachment trainer

39,90  incl. VAT

The inventor

Professional musician Markus Arnold

Markus Arnold with trumpet

Markus Arnold - passionate musician and inventor of the Buzz-R embouchure trainer. The Buzz-R is a great embouchure trainer for beginners, amateur musicians and professionals. 

With more than 40 years of experience, Markus offers trumpet workshops and individual lessons.

Discover the Buzz-R embouchure trainer in his online store and improve your musical skills.

The Buzz-R

Embouchure trainer for brass instruments

Buzz-R attachment trainer

39,90  incl. VAT

Frequently asked questions


In this video, Markus Arnold explains the importance of practicing with a buzzer compared to just mouthpiece practice for brass players. Arnold explains that when practicing with an instrument or a buzzer, the lips do not have to actively vibrate, but only an airflow is created. This looseness can then be transferred to the instrument. He recommends holding the buzzer in the weaker hand to reduce the contact pressure on the lips and practicing only to the middle register. Arnold stresses that it is important not to press too hard on the lips and to use lip force. He also explains that the hole in the buzzer is to mimic playing with an open instrument. Arnold concludes by saying that you can't go far wrong when practicing with the buzzer, as long as you play clean melodies. More details on the "buzz-r method" are explained in his workshops.

In this video, Markus Arnold answers a frequently asked question: Which Buzz-R embouchure trainer fits my mouthpiece? Since there are a variety of mouthpieces on the market, Arnold recommends measuring your own mouthpiece at the point where it is inserted in the instrument's leadpipe. A meter stick can be used to determine the width of the mouthpiece. Based on this measurement, the appropriate Buzz-R embouchure can then be selected. For example, if the mouthpiece is about 11 mm wide, the Buzz-R attachment trainer would fit for 11.3 mm. There is a list in Arnold's online store that shows the matching Buzz-R embouchure trainers for different instruments and mouthpiece widths. For example, there are Buzz-R attachment trainers for French horns with 8.2 mm, cornets or flugelhorns with French shank with 9.8 mm and trumpets or flugelhorns with German shank mostly with 11.3 mm. For tenor horns, baritones or trombone mouthpieces, you simply measure and then see if it is 12, 12.5 or 13.5 mm. The exact size helps to find the right Buzz-R embouchure trainer.

In this video, Markus Arnold explains how to properly care for the Buzz-R attachment trainer. The Buzz-R attachment trainer is made of natural tonewood and is already treated with a special Wandel oil when it is delivered. However, daily use of the buzzer adds condensation and finger sweat, so regular care is necessary. For care, the locking plunger is removed and the supplied care set is used, which consists of three small and three large sticks as well as oil. A drop of oil is applied to one large and one small stick, oiling the inside and outside of the buzzer. The buzzer is then rubbed with a dry cloth. The small stick is also applied with oil and passed through the small hole to take care of hard to reach areas. After rubbing again with the rag, the locking plunger is replaced. After this care, the Buzz-R attachment trainer is like new again.

In this video, Markus Arnold answers the question of how long you should practice with the Buzz-R approach trainer every day. Arnold recommends practicing for about five to ten minutes a day, for example on the way to work. This short but regular practice time is sufficient and even more beneficial than a longer but infrequent practice session. It's important to think of practicing with the Buzz-R approach trainer as a continuous daily routine, rather than intensive practice just once a week. Arnold emphasizes that it's best to practice for about 10 to 15 minutes each day in the middle position, without playing too high so as not to create a feeling of pressure. With this method, 10 to 15 minutes a day is enough to practice effectively.

In this video Markus Arnold shares his recommendations for effective exercises with the Buzz-R approach trainer. He advises simply replaying the warm-up exercises you normally do with your instrument with the Buzz-R approach trainer. Playing along with tunes from the radio or a CD is especially effective, even if you play them an octave lower. The Buzz-R embouchure trainer is not meant to replace practicing with the instrument, but to maintain and strengthen the embouchure. Watch the video to learn more about these practical tips!

In this video Markus Arnold explains the purpose of the large plug at the end of the Buzz-R approach trainer. This plug is important to maintain resistance while playing. Without it, playing with the Buzz-R embouchure trainer would be similar to playing with just the mouthpiece. The plug is also used to clean the Buzz-R attachment trainer. Watch the video to learn why it's so important to keep using the stopper!

In this video, Markus Arnold explains the purpose of the two holes in the Buzz-R approach trainer. These holes are used to increase resistance by pressing on them with your finger, much like a recorder. Arnold shares his personal methods for using the holes: when he's on his way to a concert or rehearsal and knows he'll be playing with the instrument soon, he leaves the hole open. However, when he is in the car and his mind is more on driving than playing, he closes the hole. When playing with the hole closed, he uses a lower intensity, as if he were breathing hot air onto his flat hand. With this low airflow, he is able to produce a tone despite the high resistance. He then practices scales, triad breaks, and various airflow exercises with the closed hole. He emphasizes that playing with the closed hole helps create a looseness that can then be transferred to the instrument. This leads to a significant improvement in the endurance of the embouchure and prevents fatigue. This is the secret of the Buzz-R embouchure trainer and the two holes.


In this video Markus Arnold talks about the challenge of playing the C3 on the Buzz-R approach trainer. He explains that there is a natural break between B2 and C3 due to the length of the Buzz-R embouchure trainer. However, with a lot of practice and control over the lip muscles and tongue position, it is possible to achieve the C3. Arnold shows how he achieved the C3 by taking the C1 reference note and then gradually playing it higher. He emphasizes that you should practice patiently and carefully to reach higher notes. Watch the video to see Arnold's demonstration and advice!

For your Buzz-R

The right accessories

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Contact

Questions about the product or a request to Markus

Please use the form on the right to send us an inquiry. If you need a larger quantity of Buzz-R for your music club or group and are interested in a quantity discount, please do not hesitate to contact us. Dealers who would like to include our products in their assortment are also welcome to use the form.

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Which Buzz-R fits my mouthpiece?

Watch the video and find out how to find the perfect approach trainer for you with a simple measuring method. Make it easy on yourself and let Markus show you how it's done!

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