• Mike Abbate replied to the topic 1.O / 2.0 routine in the forum WindWorks 5 months ago

    This is a good way to warmup and focus the process. Being that you are very new to MTM I would suggest you break it down into several practice sessions and take your time. Mindfulness is extremely important as well as exploring your body for any unnecessary engagement.
    Close eyes- body’s concert hall breath (open up the throat and l…[Read more]

  • Mike Abbate replied to the topic Leakage in the forum WindWorks 2 years ago

    One more thing I would also try the PU release or attack.

  • Mike Abbate replied to the topic Leakage in the forum WindWorks 2 years ago

    Hi J- To the best of my knowledge my best answer would be look to your corners. I can’t imagine dropping your jaw would create leakage. Just trying to do what Greg usually suggests, make it rediculous, place your mouthpiece as you would to play that low c with what you feel the “normal” drop in the jaw would be for you, play it that way, now…[Read more]

  • Hello Ken. My name is Mike and I’m a so called come back player after 35 yrs off. I was considered a respectable player during the 30yrs I did study and play. I’ve been working the Windwork system from the beginning of my return to the trumpet 10 months ago. Your post is my first contribution to the forum and I would like to say that your post was…[Read more]

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