Dont know how many remember me

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Gxman, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Comeback

    Comeback Forte User

    Jun 22, 2011
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Welcome back, Gxman! That Stomvi is a great looking trumpet, too! Good luck on finding good instruction, and don't forget about Skype lessons.
  2. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

    Aug 19, 2008
    Bordeaux, France.
    "Don't know how many remember me"…
    I do! Welcome back, Gx, and merry Christmas !
  3. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    Here is a Bathurst address for you which may provide some opportunities ....

    Mitchell Conservatorium
    Music Teachers - Bathurst, NSW
    Qualified Teachers Pre-Schoolers To Adult.
    West Wing Courthouse Russell St, Bathurst NSW 2795
  4. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    My memory of a Bobby Shew clinic 20 years ago is as follows:

    The "normal" breath, which used to be called "diaphragmic" or "abdominal" breathing, in which the abdomen does expand (the symptom, but not the cause, please note!)
    Continuing, the rib cage starts to expand (old-school "chest breathing").
    The shoulders raise naturally as a result of packing even more air in (again, a symptom, not a cause).

    With practice, the three steps become one mf big relaxed breath.

    When playing loud screaming high-notes, the air gets compressed, using the wedge and pushing down at the shoulders at the same time, "shooting for the moon," as he put it.

    Letting the air "fall out" works great for loud beautiful high notes.

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