20 minute G spot?

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  1. lonelyangel

    lonelyangel Pianissimo User

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    Hi James - just my thoughts.

    1) breath as necessary, through your nose, deeply and slowly
    2) close your eyes to avoid distraction, open your ears, still your mind - this note is not unlike chanting "ommm" a kind of trumpet meditation
    3) play it when you have the time, the inclination and the stillness of mind to stay present - its not a warm up or warm down - it is an excersize in its own right

    Noel.
     
  2. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly Piano User

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    the north philly ghetto
    thanks, i'll give it a try 8)
     
  3. Dr G

    Dr G Pianissimo User

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    Cat Anderson wrote:

    Many people ask me about the mouthpiece. Well, the mouthpiece has never played a note without your help, although a good and scientifically designed mouthpiece is very important. A mouthpiece can never substitute for ability. Once you find a comfortable mouthpiece that you like, never change. The secret of playing in the upper register is you and you only!
     
  4. busnutmedic

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    I play the 20 minute G often, when my brother (who's also a brass player) heard it was a 20 minute G he was incredulous that I could hold it for 20 minutes :D Unfortunately...I'm one of those few who have to take a breath every so often. ;)



    Bonnie
     
  5. camelbrass

    camelbrass Mezzo Forte User

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    Thanks for the description Noel.

    The routine is one of the great 'hints' in brass playing.

    Regards,

    Trevor
     
  6. kingtrumpet

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    jamesfrmphilly,
    Hey I am a comeback player -- and this is one of the main things that really helped me (endurance, range, tone).
    when I first started like 14 months ago --- I could barely play 5 minutes, and not softly like you should --- gradually I worked up to 20.
    it takes time and discipline-- but I say -- seroiusly give it a try just for a month -- and then see
     
  7. Jerry Freedman

    Jerry Freedman Piano User

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    There is more to the 20 minute G than just holding at pppp for 20 minutes. If you want to get the full value, do it as described in the new version of the Cat Anderson method that is recently out by a student of Cat. I forget the name but you can look it up. A couple of paragraphs of explanation by the guy who got it directly from Cat is worth pages and pages of speculation here.
     
  8. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    hey just circle breathe!
    lol
    I do chicowitz studies... maybe a tad bit irrelevant, but probably one of my favorite pieces of paper i have received from a PL teacher.
     
  9. tobylou8

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    Danger? You are moving up and down the horn. One note every 20 minutes. It is a great exercise to incorporate into one's practice routine. There is no danger unless the ONLY thing one does is this exercise to the exclusion of every other exercise.
     
  10. ewanmains

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