Hi Greg great website after a brief resume. I am a trombone player in a big band and was wondering if your principles are transferrable to my instrument.Or maybe you have other recommendations. Best wishes and Happy 2015. You are obviously inspiring many trumpet players around the world which is great. MJ
The concepts are very valid for bone and all brasses and as it turns out, other woodwind players are getting involved and I have even had a video used in a Singing eBook. I have had several (some pro) trombone players use the books and some even use the leadpipe idea just to lose any excess tension in the lip oscillator even though the pinching issues aren’t quite as problematic on trom.
Efficient humming, singing, body resonance and lips interacting with the airstream in the same way the vocal cords do is what MTM is all about. It is about efficient sound production, no matter the horn.
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Greg, when I came back from Vietnam in 1972 I tried playing the trumpet again after 4 years of military service. I practised 3 times a day and got to a point where I couldn’t even produce a sound .My trumpet teacher couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. I gave up the trumpet for the next 40 years thinking, I blew my lip out and did permanent damage, and couldn’t ever play the trumpet again. Thanks to your videos and lesson books I’m once again just starting to play and couldn’t be happier. I’m still in your first lesson book working in gold metal stage. I can’t thank you enough for all the knowledge you’ve passed along . Peter S Zagami and I'm from Santa Rosa California, I'm 67 years old and looking forward to getting better each day on the trumpet.Thanks so much for the work you do. Peter
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