• mkitchel replied to the topic Largo Ascending Slurs… in the forum WindWorks 1 day, 1 hour ago

    Hello Reijer,

    Yes, good question.

    I suspect that someone will be able to point out a specific reference for this “Check In”, but until then, when I “Check In” at the end of the exercise, I check if it feels like I have played the exercise with the feeling of humming/singing (with the Body’s Concert Hall remaining open and without any unnec…[Read more]

  • Hajo replied to the topic Largo Ascending Slurs… in the forum WindWorks 1 day, 12 hours ago

    Hello Reijer

    that is an interesting question.
    So far I remember that means check you inhalation with your bent tip finger between your teeth.
    The aim is to inhale relaxed with an open throat.

    Regards
    Hajo🎺

  • I have a question about the Largo Ascending Slurs. Above Largo Ascending Slurs Nr. 4 it says ” “Check In” at the end of the exercise “. What is the meaning of this phrase? We’re or with what do I need to check in?

    I hope someone can answer my question.

    Greetings,

    Reijer

  • How can I see lip zip. Its a mystery

  • holgereggemann replied to the topic The LIP ZIP in the forum WindWorks 2 days, 10 hours ago

    Hi Greg,
    thank you for this easy to understand model.

    There is one question to me:
    Is the lip or are both lips moving slightly forward to make aperture smaller? or do they stay same distance from teeth or do they even come clother to teeth?
    I guess moving slightly forward is the key.

    Best Holger

  • Hey Tom, that is totally fine that the tip of the tongue begins to articulate from higher up.

    Ideally, you wouldn’t get any contact between the tip and the top lip as the articulation might be a bit thurtheeeeee (pronounced thur-theeeee haha).

    As long as the back of the tongue stays low and open, and the Concert Hall is free, you’ll be in good…[Read more]

  • See you at the next one!

  • When I start on the G below the staff my tongue is just behind the very bottom of my front lower teeth. As I go up the staff my tongue begins to rise. At 2nd staff line G it has moved to behind the lower front teeth. At the G just on top of the staff the tongue is just on top of the lower teeth. At about high C it rests on the top of the lower…[Read more]

  • CALLING ALL SUBSCRIBERS, YOU ARE HEREBY HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THIS SUPER-IMPORTANT LIVE ZOOM PRESENTATION!!!

    I am going through the Singing C Series and breaking it down in detail. PLEASE ATTEND!

    If you have not been to a Sunday Sessions, you are missing out.

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    Session 1: UK/Europe – Mornings (7pm A…[Read more]

  • Greg Spence started the topic The LIP ZIP in the forum WindWorks 4 days, 23 hours ago

    Hi all! Introducing the Lip Zip.

    MY GOAL:  By the time I leave this planet, I want there to be NO CONFUSION, DOUBT, OR UNCERTAINTY about my ideas of how the mouth and lips work.

    First, there was simply, “Firming the Aperture Corners” the horizontal inward movement of the Aperture Corners.  People still sometimes think I mean the c…[Read more]

  • Greg Spence replied to the topic Rate my Allegro in the forum WindWorks 4 days, 23 hours ago

    Hey there Gauthier! There is some fantastic progress happening.

    The flexibility, PASSIVE REDUCTION, and approach to the Singing C are all developing well. Just be sure to get the magnifying glass out to be sure you are remaining PASSIVE when necessary.

    I have a small concern about the mouthpiece buzz, it is, in your case creating a bit of lip…[Read more]

  • Adrian Hicks replied to the topic How do you warmup? in the forum WindWorks 5 days ago

    Recently I have been:
    (Note, I try to rest as much as I play throughout, sometimes I cheat)

    1. AAHOO Leadpipe long tone x 3 to 5
    2. Leadpipe staccato releases x 3 to 5
    3. AAHH OOO on low C# – Singing tone – big sound x 2
    4. C# (123) to F# (123) Harmonic Slur – the basic: Corners in, AW – OO, Airstream up x 3
    5. Single harmonic slur routine from…[Read more]

  • Adrian Hicks replied to the topic WIND WINS in the forum WindWorks 5 days ago

    Awesome to hear. I used to ice up my top lip after a 2 hour Big Band gig. Now, I feel I have another set in me after as well as more usable range throughout. Yep, Greg is a guru!

  • Adrian Hicks replied to the topic Rate my Allegro in the forum WindWorks 5 days ago

    Hello,

    Sounds awesome overall.

    I don’t get a buzz when removing the mouthpiece at all on standard 2nd line G for example, but do get a buzz when removing during a lip bend (say down a tone or more). I don’t know if that means anything. Lip bends really sure up my aperture corners and I love em.

    Single and double harmonics sound good. Fast a…[Read more]

  • laurie.hafey replied to the topic WIND WINS in the forum WindWorks 6 days, 8 hours ago

    Wow! Awesome testimonial! Thanks for sharing and keep playing!
    Zah!
    Laurie

  • piamission started the topic WIND WINS in the forum WindWorks 6 days, 10 hours ago

    I want to share a little Wind Win story with you: After about 15 years, in which I only played the trumpet a little, I started practicing daily in January 2021. I was full of enthusiasm. I played Arban, Clark, Gordon etc. Every day. Over months. My sound, my range, my embouchure…everything was terrible. And it didn’t get any better. Chops and…[Read more]

  • gauthier started the topic Rate my Allegro in the forum WindWorks 1 week, 3 days ago

    Hey!

    I think I’m doing alright with the Allegro stage, although still a little shaky. But I’ve heard about the illusion of competence, so I’d like some feedback, if you can spare the time 😉

    Warm up with bends

    Something that worries me, and has worried me in the past, is that when I play a tone on the trumpet, then…[Read more]

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