Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by TrumpetBro, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. TrumpetBro

    TrumpetBro New Friend

    May 27, 2015
    I keep cracking notes in the middle register (lower and higher are fine) . Ill be playing fine then all of a sudden I'll crack
    out of the blue. Any ideas?
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    This is not unique, but you have given us NOTHING to go on.

    I suspect that your breathing and body use is weak and that you play with excessive pressure in the upper register. Then when you play in the middle range after coming from high notes, that your mashed embouchure cannot relax quickly enough. When coming from low notes, you add armstrong, but not consistently.

    Another related possibility is really crappy practice hygiene, where you simply daily beat your face up trying to play high notes.

    Marching Band often screws players this way.

    For a safe solution, search for my Circle of Breath here at TrumpetMaster. It is free, it works and is safe. It does NOT require a change of embouchure. It only requires a player that wants to get better.
  3. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

    Oct 19, 2008
    Flinders Vic Australia
    Are you hearing the pitch of the note to be played in your head first? or is it push the valves down and hope.

    Regards, Stuart.
  4. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

    Jan 21, 2010
    Great Southern Land
    Are you a high pressure player? If you are then it could be that your lips are numb/ischemic so you can't feel if they're set right for the next note.

  5. mhendricks

    mhendricks Pianissimo User

    on those troublesome notes, and a little above and below them, try playing them with a breath attack. Quarter note, quarter rest, quarter note, quarter rest, whole note. medium loud, just do this a little each day, don't over do it.
  6. TrumpetBro

    TrumpetBro New Friend

    May 27, 2015
    I suspect its MB aswell but the bright side is its over. I'll look up your Circle of Breath solution and see what unfolds

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