best warmup or exercise?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RAK, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

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    The very best thing you could do for your young trumpet player is get a good trumpet teacher. A well rounded playing schedule will let him develop all aspects of their playing including range. Also if a player deveops bad habits they will always struggle with the horn. Remember there are no short cuts
     
  2. Markie

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    Hi Bob,
    I agree with everything except the last part. "There are no short cuts".
    Students usually come to me when they hit a brick wall and can only play up to a G above the staff or their endurance sucks.
    I've spent a lot of time correcting the bad habits of students who had little or (worse) incorrect instruction.
    I'm beginning to believe that a real short cut does exists.
    "Starting the beginning student with proper instructions developed by someone who knows what the heck they are doing".
     
  3. RAK

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    I do see the student once in a while. He plays the normal scale from C to C. I'm not really a teacher. Just a trumpet player. The guy that taught me to play says its all about warming up. don't know if that's true.

    If you play duets i don't think that will make anyone better. I used to have an old book full of tricky exercises and warm ups that made me a better player. I lost it somewhere. :-(

    I see. Isnt it called the cromatic scale?

    the spelling problem is fixed:-) Ill try that exersice with him. I think it will work. the problem is he might not be able to go that high. Ill try it.

    Thanks. Ill try all of those with him.:-):-):D
     
  4. Markie

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    Hi RAK,
    No this isn't the chromatic scale. But the chromatic scale is great to practice.
    Simply play "open" and work on slurs C-G-C-G-C
    Then do the same with the other valve combinations.
     
  5. RAK

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