Gimme some bricks, I'm buildin' some endurance!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Lazorphaze, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Lazorphaze

    Lazorphaze Piano User

    Feb 3, 2004
    Manny, how do you go about building endurance, especially for higher notes above the staff? because we have a recording session in April, and my chopses are going to be dead in no time. not that it really matters, the orchestra is TERRIBLE, but i want to have some satisfaction before i leave trumpet behind.
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

    Sep 29, 2004
    Dear LP,

    Endurance is only achieved when a technique that is well-grounded is employed for greater and greater periods of time. You can make any embouchure stronger even if it's a weak one but a weak, unsupported embouchure will take much longer to develop endurance. Prolonged stress of a weak embouchure is a great way to destroy good, fundamental sound production.

    Endurance, then, is a natural occurance that is best allowed to develop over time. Solid fundamental practice and attention to artistry are the ingredients that make good chops.


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