Ok, here’s what I’m feeling in practice today 3.8.20: I feel like I’m releasing the air but also like I’m holding air in my mouth because there seems to be a little backup and plenty of air when I take the trumpet down. I’m sure that I have to fix this. If not, going higher will not be good.
Hi leadtrumpeter, totally letting the body go and returning to it’s position of repose can feel like jumping off the edge of a cliff as there is a feeling of not control. Be sure to close your eyes and slowly do the exercises as explained and demonstrated. I see all the time people think they are doing things correctly but are in reality holding a lot of tension.
Keep working on it.