Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Heidi, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. gtromble

    gtromble Pianissimo User

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    Heidi - I sent you a private message.
    Regarding your low D issue -- is D the only note you have this problem with -- or is D and everything below that?

    Are you aware of any change in your embouchure when you play down to the D - for instance, do you drop your jaw (open the teeth wider)?

    Galen
     
  2. tsgomez

    tsgomez New Friend

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    Welcome back Heidi :) I can't speak for everyone, but i know I've run the same gauntlet as you.

    I agree with Darthsunshine, start with a higher note then work downward. I'm a firm believer that the only way to have a stellar upper register is to have a solid lower register first. I believe that once you rebuild your lower register, that your upper register will come back stronger than ever.
     
  3. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    The Wide Brown Land
    Many notes appear to be more achievable if you start (imagine) the attack from above (especially those in the upper register - seems strange but works for my limited upper range.
     

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