I would like to open a new theme.
I play since thirty years with dry lips. That avoid that the mouthpiece can slip from lips during playing especially when you play in a hot environment.
I used to play with wet lips but my mouthpiece slipped down into the red part of the upper lip.
What is your experience with that issue?
How do you…[Read more]
when I start to play trumpet, and I learned it by myself, I made the same mistake. I positioned my mouthpiece solo that I said in the read of the upper lip.
As you know, and as you experienced, that is the wrong way, because there’s always a little bit pressure on the lip so I can give you all the follow advice. Be happy that you a…[Read more]
I can feel with you. I made similarly experiences.
My advice for you is be patient and repeat the basics of MtM every day.
And continue with playing in your swing band. By the time you will automatically play higher notes also
In the band.
But please be patient!!!!
happy to read your post. Yes I started 1,5 year ago with MtM.
I made a lot of „ jumping backs“ to the basic exercises.
It is the key of a successful learning of Greg’s method.
After that time I start everything morning with those basics.
maybe my answers will surprise you.
Since MtM I changed the hole Idea with warmup.
The question is what would you like to warmup or what is really important to be warmuped ?
I am very convinced that your body need the warmup not the trumpet.
Therefore I start with flapping the lips,
Stretching the face muscles, etc
Than I take my…[Read more]
I am so sorry that you have that problems although you work so hard on your trumpet.
May that suggestion can help you.
I learned to play with milk spout( embouchure 2.0). But when you hold the bell of your trumpet as high as you do without milk spout ( 1.0 embouchure) I made the experience that to much pressure on the upper lip close…[Read more]
This is Hajo,
maybe your tongue is to stiff 🤔
Do you know flutter tongue?( see my post)
If yes you can loose your tongue more and more with that.
There is a second exercises I know specially for the tongue.
It is called Belcanto. It is a tongue exercises without trumpet.
If you like I can explain 😉
Hopefully that can help you
I made the experience that when I blow the tissue my airstream direction was with milk spout more straight then without.
I think the bottom lip is more relaxed while playing with milk spout
and for me it is easier to control the corners.
One other effect is that milk spout avoid to pull the bottom lip inside under the upper…[Read more]
I have / had the same challenge.
Fingers and tongue need a lot of practice.
I made two experiences:
It is very important to practice very slowly. When you believe that you can manage that tempo then practice one week longer before you try faster.
Sometimes we block us by ourselves when we think about…[Read more]