I recon you can’t get it right by thinking about it but you can’t get it right without thinking about it unless you think about getting it right so many times you start getting it right because you forget to think about it.
When I get off track i find it’s either because I missed something, misunderstood something, or forgot something in the ins…[Read more]
Daniel OLeary replied to the topic How to differentiate clamping lips from engaging aperture corners in the forum WindWorks 3 years, 5 months ago
I eventually managed to sort this quandary out by sluring ,position 1 , c to g quarter note quaver harmonic slurs alternating each quaver between just vertacle engagement with just lateral engagement until I could actually do that rather well and it didn’t take long.
Something else related to this is that I practice daily begining and ending…[Read more]
Over analysis leads to paralysis.
Take a break.
Personally I don’t get the obsession to scream over high C ever was or is in the first place,
May as well get a piccolo and learn how to play C to F# below the staff for all the good it does to tear your hair out over the inability to play beyond what the instrument is designed for.
What I’m really…[Read more]
Francis, Doc Severinsen has a video out concerning what makes for a good embouchure that I found reassuring regards with wether I’m doing this or that wrong or right.
Keeping in mind the 1% rule , perhaps you might find what Doc has to say about the situation reassuring as well. Check it out .
” Doc Severinsen on Embouchure”
love the little…[Read more]
The back swing ? I recon you can’t get it right by thinking about it but you can’t get it right without thinking about it unless you think about getting it right so many times you start getting it right because you forget to think about it.
The least little bit off center or off balance , oops ! Better luck next time.
Hope the knee problem is…[Read more]
I realize this is a relative question.
As a come back player seeking advice for comeback players ,as I recall it was “The Trumpet Guy ” that noted ;
” just think how much better off you would be now if for all those years you left the horn to gather dust you would have practiced Just 10 or 15 minutes a day.”
There is truth to that no doubt but I…[Read more]
I am finding allegro
C# and D to be quite challenging.
Something that is helping me considerably is that we have been through so many of these exercises at this point, and the exercises are so simply written , we can practice the principles involved without even opening up the program and even more importantly eyes closed and develope our own…[Read more]
Fmaz, can you do one clean staccato ?
If so can you do two in a row ?
If you can do two in a row I’m betting you can do 3 pretty easily and if you can do 3 , just do 3s, don’t even try to do 4. Just do threes till your so tired of doing threes you wind up doing fours just to take a break from doing threes.
I’m not understanding the terminology correctly here some how.
D(concert C)- Harmonic slur 2
“Keep the flow study and stay in time when changing shape.
Do not kick the air to force the upper note.”
By my understanding of what is asked for is to treat the exercise as a passive exercise.
” Keep the air steady ”
” Do not kick to force the upper…[Read more]
For me it isn’t one way or the other it’s where we are placing our emphasis.
Take for example the first drill in each key, passive tonguing , which I find to be the most difficult one to execute properly.
I’ll blow air balls on the top note I’m trying to tame till the cows come in for milking if I don’t ” kick ” it a few times to get the motor…[Read more]
I started watching the free videos and they were helpful . Then I took advantage of the 7 day free trial and the harmonic slurs fit right in to my routine as a comeback player. Long tones, harmonic slurs and tonguing.
3 months latter and making good progress I decided to fork over the 19 bucks for the Moderato series. Toward the end of that…[Read more]
Gregg mentioned in passing on the videos once as I recall that one might also try starting the harmonic slurs with top note as well as the bottom note as written.
I was already doing that off and on a little but now I utilize this to my advantage every time I practice slurs .
Releasing the bottom note on the downbeat 1st try, releasing the top…[Read more]
Lips come in an interesting variety of shapes. I envy those that have a little bird beak smack dab in the middle of the upper lip. I have a little bump left of center an a little bump right of center and a hint of a cleavage in between.
I tried putting all the pink inside the mouthpiece once but couldn’t get my mustache to buzz so I gave it up.
I can’t help but take a little revengeful satisfaction seeing you in the same boat we’re in here RELEASING harmonic slurs to infinity and beyond.
Hang in there Gregg, the key is get it right in the first place , right ? 🤪🤬😱🤢😠😬😖🤯🌋 LOL.
My experience learning a course in trumpet efficiency I have been involved in of late is that how to do it doesn’t translate into doing it till you practice how to do as many thousands of times as it takes to do it without thinking about how to do it. 🤔🙂🤗