Ah… thanks so much for this Greg and @Johnelwood and @qnaza. So helpful.
I’m going to spend a bit of time absorbing all this through the week – but atm it seems like starting at mmmaahooh and easing back from the whistle shape gives me the ‘in between’ shape that I’ve been looking for, as well as letting me know how to manipulate my whistling embouchure into something that I can use. It feels like it gives me a way of knowing when I’ve tensed up too much too, as it kind of starts to whistle…
Maybe I need to rewatch Maltese Falcon and learn to wolf whistle too… But trumpet first… 😉
Of course I need to investigate more, but this was a really inspiring first post and set of replies.
Thanks so much,