Sound Advice 1 - Play As You Would Sing

Play As You Would Sing

Play Trumpet As You Would Sing – this is possibly the best advice you can be given; and it is not JUST a nice idea.  

The two biggest problems people face trying to improve their playing is forcing air and clamping their lips together.  

An understanding of the mechanics of the voice and an appreciation of the feeling of singing will allow you to play trumpet with resonance and freedom.

 

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Sound Advice 2 - Is Lip Buzzing Bad?

This video is one of many videos from M2MII.

The idea of lip buzzing can be dangerously destructive. Watch this video to find out why. 

Sound Advice 3 - Air Vibration In The Trumpet

People often ask, how does the trumpet work. Sound is made by the vibrations of air BETWEEN the upper and lower lips.  This vibration causes the lips to oscillate allowing puffs of air to travel through the trumpet.  The lips DO NOT have to close for this to happen.  Pitch is determined by the speed of these oscillations.  If you want to know how to improve your trumpet playing… Quick Tip:  You DO NOT blow faster to play higher!

Sound Advice 4 - Lips and Air Misconceptions

Trumpet Air Vibration. People often ask, how does the trumpet work. Sound is made by the vibrations of air BETWEEN the upper and lower lips.

This vibration causes the lips to oscillate allowing puffs of air to travel through the trumpet. The vibration of the lips is caused by the reflection of energy travelling through the air in the instrument sent back from the instruments bell.

The lips DO NOT have to close for this to happen.  Pitch is determined by the speed of these oscillations.

If you want to know how to improve your trumpet playing… Quick Tip:  You DO NOT blow faster to play higher!

Sound Advice 5 - Optimum Mouthpiece Placement

Trumpet Mouthpiece Lip Placement.  

Finding the optimum placement of the trumpet mouthpiece is essential if you want to develop flexibility, endurance, range and a pure sound.  

Would you believe most people manipulate their lips when placing the mouthpiece.  This causes a required force of air to get the desired oscillation of the lips tissue and air column.  

This video is another sample from the amazing M2MII Mystery to Mastery Book 2 Online eBook.

Sound Advice 6 - Classical and Commercial Trumpet Playing

What is the difference between commercial trumpet playing and classical trumpet playing? The answers are contained within…