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]
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.
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.
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]
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]
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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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]