ending a note

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Jimi Michiel, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Jimi Michiel

    Jimi Michiel Forte User

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    Hi Manny,

    I've been recording myself playing basic things from the beginning of the Arban book and have noticed that I sometimes "trail off" at the end of a longer note (I can even see the "trail" on the sound wave). I feel like I'm having trouble releasing the end of the note. You've talked a lot about the proper way to attack a note (eliminating the gap between inhale and exhale, etc), but what about elimingating tension at the end of the note?

    Thanks,
    Jimi
     
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Jimi,

    Hey, buddy. The best way to eliminate tension is to not allow it to start. The notes you play you be like blowing condensation on a January window. When you do that, you'll notice that there isn't tension at the end because there was none at the beginning. Now, do it again but tighten your gut a bit and you'll notice the tension at the throat. Now, do it again properly without tension.

    Think about that for a spell and get back to me. Next week I have mostly off because of Y.P. concerts if you want to get together then. Lemme know.

    ML
     

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