best tip

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  1. songbook

    songbook Piano User

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    Can anyone remember the best tip ever received either by a teacher or other trumpet players that help you improve your playing? With me, I remember someone telling me to avoid stacatto playing when you first pick up the horn. Use a warmup with long tones in a comfortable range. It's helped me a great deal, especially with my endurance.
     
  2. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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    I think mine must be to use a lip set-point at G over the staff rather than G or C in the staff. That way I do not have to reset my lips as I go up and down the range. It took a few days to get used to but it feels perfectly normal now. The second tip was to stop using excessive mouthpiece pressure -- I learned that one 25 years later than I would have liked!

    --bumblebee
     
  3. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Listen.
     
  4. Glennx

    Glennx Pianissimo User

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    Wasn't it Bud Herseth who suggested that you should always practice as if you're sitting in the middle a large circle of professional trumpet players...??
     
  5. reedy

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    wasent a teacher but principle cornet player once told me many years ago pretend your about to be punched in the stomach and your top C's will be easy
     
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  8. Solar Bell

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    Two fingers!

    Plus, as I get older I realize which was the better tip.

    Don't take any wooden nickels was another.

    So was "Ever try the clarinet?"
     
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  9. tedh1951

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    :shhh::roll:
     
  10. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    I thinks my favourite is to "sing through the horn" not literally of course but to concentrate on what is coming out of the bell. I spent a number of years singing opera before going back to the trumpet and it has added a maturity to my playing particularly solw movements and transcribed arias

    Cheers

    Andrew
     

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