Callet Superchops?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by John P, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. John P

    John P Piano User

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    I've been doing some reading about the Callet Superchops, or Tongue Controlled Embouchure method. I was wondering if anyone here knows anything about it or if anyone uses it. I'm pretty sure I understand the basic premise of it, but I'd love to learn more about it.
     
  2. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    From what I've read it appears to be a quite effective method for optimizing your high range at the cost of degrading one's intonation, tone and flexibility.
     
  3. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

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    I don't know a thing about it, except that NickD has been talking about using a variation of it, and he ain't no slouch! I've been thinking about messing around with it. I wonder if you can keep gigging on a regular embouchure while you work on developing TCE.
     
  4. NickD

    NickD Forte User

    I hybridize

    The way I play is pretty much a hybridization of so many different techniques as to make my thing pretty much that - MY thing. And I'm still learning! Yes, I have all of Callet's books, including his latest, Trumpet Secrets. There are some interesting ideas there. I took the time to call Jerry and talk over his thinking. I caught up with him at his booth at the ITG and we chatted some more. He had one of his protoges there demonstrating stuff. I found the discussions interesting and helpful.

    In any case, I've read MANY different books: Gordon, Johnson, Caruso, to name a few, in addition to Callet. I tend to use ideas from each book as well as my own, in thinking things through when I practice.

    I'd give Jerry a call and ask him about his ideas. He loves to talk to trumpeters!

    FWIIW...

    Nick
     

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