• Freddie. I don’t know about the “forward” part, but for me and also during the lesson I just had with Greg, the “mmmaaaahooooh setting” is how I play a low C.

  • First, let me say what a truly pleasant experience this was, and what a genuinely personable guy Greg is. What you see in the videos is just how he is.

    Now, as for the lesson, if in doubt, you should schedule one with Greg. I’ve been working M2M for a little more than a year and went all the way to the end. Although my range didn’t improve, my…[Read more]

  • Elgin replied to the topic Wedge mouthpiece in the forum WindWorks 3 years, 3 months ago

    I’ve been using a Wedge for about a year. Excellent sound and very comfortable. One of the advertised attributes of the Wedge is that it allows the mouth corners to work more freely. I have found this to be the case, and I see no conflict with M2M.

  • A friend is warning about holding air in ones upper chest after exhaling from the abdomen. Have you heard of this? Is it a concern?

  • Elgin started the topic Air stream, tissue in the forum WindWorks 4 years, 1 month ago

    Greg, could you give a little more explanation concerning the airstream direction.

    1. Is it important that the air stream go straight out in the vertical aspect? If the airstream is centered horizontally, the tissue will blow forward, whether the airstream is going down or up.
    2. As I ascend and firm the aperture corners, is it important to…

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  • Elgin replied to the topic Singing Trumpet in the forum WindWorks 4 years, 1 month ago

    Greg. Thanks for your reply.
    I may have mischaracterized Bond sightly. He didn’t use the word “blow”. At 35:40 he says “don’t use any more air than you would to sing”. In fact, on an additional listening to Bond’s interview, he mentioned that the idea of ‘playing like singing’ originally came to him through Jim Pandolfi, also of the Met. Pandolfi…[Read more]

  • Elgin started the topic Singing Trumpet in the forum WindWorks 4 years, 1 month ago

    Greg. On a bus trip back from DC yesterday, I heard a podcast interview of Peter Bond (Peter Bond–THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BELL #63), of the Metropolitan Opera. During the interview he spoke of playing like singing. He said it was like Jacobs’ “Wind and Song”, but without the ‘wind’. He mentioned an awareness technique of placing one’s hand on the s…[Read more]

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