THERE IS NO BETTER THAN PLAYING FREELY ALL OVER THE INSTRUMENT
The following 15 exercises were strategically chosen to be challenging.
These exercises are RESULTS-DRIVEN, which means playing them to the best of your ability. Some of the exercises may seem easy whilst some are extremely demanding.
TO RATE YOUR PLAYING AND REVEAL YOUR LIMITATIONS, BE SURE TO FILL OUT THE DROPBOXES AT THE END OF EACH SECTION!
• Close your eyes and find STILLNESS. What is your brain saying? Is your body relaxed?
• Take a long, slow, EYES-CLOSED Body’s Concert Hall breath using your finger.
• Drop the finger, drop the body and let the air flow freely through the mouth.
• Stay cool and have a great time searching for the errors we will soon fix!!!
Pay particular attention to the volumes as marked. Play this first exercise several times with your eyes closed.
Brass Players Are On An Eternal Quest For Brass Playing Freedom
SO WHY DO SO FEW SUCCEED?
PLAYING BRASS INSTRUMENTS IS FAR EASIER THAN YOU THINK
STRENGTH IS NOT THE ANSWER!
This exercise is to be played slurred first, then tongued.
CLICK YOUR RATING TO GET YOUR ASSESSMENT
Most players can play EXERCISE 1 from each section in a RESULTS-DRIVEN way.
WOULD YOU BELIEVE that the PSYCHOLOGY and PROCESS that sits behind these first exercises make a HUGE difference to your ultimate success?!
WOULD YOU BELIEVE that to play EXERCISE 1 from section 1 with PURE PROCESS, it must be played PASSIVELY, meaning no body engagement after the breath (just don’t fall of your chair when playing!)
The average RATE YOUR PLAYING score is around 3 yet most players, even touring pro’s, do not play Exercise 1 from each group with a correct, efficient PROCESS.
THIS WILL BE EXPLAINED IN GREAT DETAIL as you progress through the following pages.
DEVELOPMENT TIPS: Spend as much time as you can, anywhere, any time repeating the PASSIVE Humming, Milk Spout, and “V” for Victory drills. The more invitations you send, the sooner new, efficient habits will appear in your playing.
If you rated between 2 and 2.9, you have some good technical ability and will be able to play some challenging music.
Sadly, most players rely on brute force to advance from RATING 2 to RATING 3 and above. This unnecessary force or burning the pizza, is due do a poor psychology and understanding of how the instrument needs to be played.
A high percentage of players will spend their lifetime practising yet never attaining a RATING 3 technique because they have accepted the lie that “brass playing is just hard work!” This SIGH-CHOLOGY is simply false!
DEVELOPMENT TIPS: The LIP-ZIP is the secret to advancing to a RATING 3 player and above. Refined aperture corner awareness is essential to overcome the PINCH, PRESS and PRAY approach.
If you rated between 3 and 3.9, you have some serious ability and will be knocking on the door of some high-level playing opportunities.
If you have been stuck, like most people at the 3-4 RATING, your physical STRENGTH threshold has been met and no amount of extra effort or praying will take you to the RATING 5 technique.
It is VERY common as a RATING 3 player to have days where everything works great and you make personal bests, only to be bought back to earth with a crash that can destroy your confidence and create enormous confusion and frustration.
THIS IS WHERE THE WINDWORKS COURSE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!
The explanations and demonstrations provided to get you beyond this devastating plateau will be like nothing you have every experienced. READ THE TESTIMONIALS!
DEVELOPMENT TIPS: The SINGING “C” SERIES combined with the BED-SHEET SIGH-CHOLOGY will allow you to detect and correct your smart and dumb errors. Pushing yourself when RATING YOUR PLAYING exposed your inefficiencies that MUST be corrected.
Congratulations! You are a serious trumpet player and have no doubt been heard and seen by a lot of people.
To press I CAN DO IT on EXERCISE 4 means you “own” these exercises.
The trouble at this stage is usually consistency and endurance which is a problem due to efficiency and PSYCHOLOGY.
YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL WORK ETHIC TO HAVE DEVELOPED TO THIS POINT!
DEVELOPMENT TIPS: The BODY’S CONCERT HALL is your litmus test! Go back to the Largo Status Stage, clean your magnifying glass and discover PASSIVE vs ACTIVE on a deeper level than ever before. Embrace the 1% RULE with the voice and do the ALPHABET over and over to recognise refined mouth SHAPE, tongue position and it’s role in pitch change and sound quality.
You have phenomenal technical limits on the instrument so there are subtle problems in the “cash register” that need addressing.
No matter your ability on the instrument, there are frustrations associated with performance and consistency.
You already have an uncanny ability to assess problem areas and find solutions, so you need to repeat the NEW PSYCHOLOGY that is on offer here.
A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THE BODY AND INSTRUMENT SYSTEM WORKS, WITHOUT MANIPULATION, WILL SEE YOUR OUTPUT INCREASE AND YOUR ENERGY EXPENDITURE REDUCE!
DEVELOPMENT TIPS: Be sure you still have the love of the MUSIC. Professional performers in any field are frequently their own worst enemies. Satisfaction is a rare phenomenon so take a step back and enjoy your playing. Casually chip away at whatever refined technique you choose to develop to overcome your problem area.
THE MASTERY: Fixing errors is the only way to learn.
Your current circuitry has faults that need to be exposed.
Leaving errors undiagnosed is where everyone goes wrong.
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