Hi all trumpeters,
I think that obviously it is not more air but more pressure that permits to play higher.
But how do you make higher pressure? The response is that you have to change shape and tension of the lips (higher resistance) and to compress more or less the air by the expiratory muscles (the sound volume).
But for me it is by thinking…[Read more]
Yes you’re right. It is a right way changing shape for each note.
But I think that this shape is found by letting the lips respond to the pressure (not the volume obviously). I think that it is the sensation of each pressure for each note that is important to memorize. The lips will find the way to vibrate sympathetically in the tube…[Read more]
Thanks for this great reply.
Greg’s method for me is great to understand not to blow too hard (passive release).
And Jeff’s method to understand how to change shape.
Thank you very much for this long reply.
But, if all parts of the embouchure are working with synergy, it is at last the opening of the lips that determine the flow of air.
I’ve just share an article on shape that is very interesting to read.
Hi all members,
I wanted to share this article on the brass embouchure. It is interesting to see how shape is important!
fmaziers replied to the topic Louis Dowdeswell talking aperture shape for note production in the forum WindWorks 3 years, 3 months ago
hi Louis and all trumpeters,
There’s a very interesting article to read.
For me chest up allow me to control the flow of air with “passive” (it will be more correct to say no active concentric = active eccentric contraction) reduction.
For example I do that when i want to play pp. I don’t let go my chest like the ballon!
Thank you for your reply. But sorry i don’t understand that.
Because if i have a correlative wider aperture than it must, logically i do have a lower pitch (passively obviously).
It isn’t the case, it is the same pitch but louder and again passively with no exertion (just with my internal pression).
I’m wondering if i wait longer on the first note…[Read more]
Hi Greg and all members,
With passive reduction my notes seem to speak louder than you.
However my lung capacity is about 1 liter lower than you (4,5 l).
I’am sure that I do not push the air with my abdominal muscles, so I don’t understand why? Is the elasticity or the weight of my thoracic cage different?
Thanks for your advice.
I think you know about the approach of Jeff Smiley in his book the balanced embouchure. What are the similitudes et differences with WindWorks.
And have you ever tried the technique described in TCE (Tongue Controlled Embouchure by Bahb Civiletti)? It seems to me that it is a little like tongue arch but with the tongue between the…[Read more]
Thank you for your great explanations. I’am going to try all these things patiently and see again the Greg’s videos that you advised me. I’ll tell you the results ASAP. Kind regards, Francis.
Thanks for your comments and encouragements.
Yes, i think that i have to improved the mechanism.
On my range, it is easier than before but i cannot play, with ease for instance, an A above the staff! I think i have to work “harder”, but i haven’t unfortunately too much time.
I will send a video later with me slurring C to E. You’l…[Read more]
Hello every members and particularly to John,
Firstly warm thanks for your help and your kindness.
There is a video where I’am slurring something easy to show the results of my understanding of the Greg education.
Thanks for your comments. Cheers, Francis.
Just to say that it is a little more puckering when I do this movement but its a consequence not a pucker that I do consciously.
I look forward to your comments as it helps me a lot in my search for efficiency. Cheers, Francis.
I feel that when I am slurring quickly, the chin is moving synchronously with the corners that are moving in. But not by puckering more, it is for me like my mouth works like a zipper on each side of my mouth to reduce the aperture and that the chin helps this movement in order to reduce the aperture without pinching the center.…[Read more]