breathing to play

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by trumpethack, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. trumpethack

    trumpethack Pianissimo User

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    Manny,
    I was just wondering if you could share some of your ideas on developing the ease of playing you have. Most specifically what you have done to develop the ease of sound production you have. Could you talk breifly about the basics of starting a note. What are some things you might be aware of as you breathe in. I saw in a previous post you talked about breathing in through the center of your mouth rather than the corners. This is actually something that I have been working on for a while but not many people talk about. I'm not sure if there is more for you to say on that but if there is could you talk a little about it. Another thing I'm curious about is the moments before you actually play. Are you doing something to relax, mentally prepare, be neutral, etc? Thanks in advance for any insight you can give!

    -Matt
     

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