help please!!! lip muscles!!

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  1. lpuppy79

    lpuppy79 New Friend

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    what are some exercises on the trumpet to strengthen your lip muscles fast???? i know the lip slurs are good for this. anything else????
     
  2. tpsiebs

    tpsiebs Piano User

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    crescendo/diminuendo long tones
    buzzing with mouthpiece
    buzzing without mouthpiece

    none of this works fast - the build is a long, slow, steady climb!
     
  3. Mamba21500

    Mamba21500 Piano User

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    Forget fast, this is brass playing NOTHING happens quickly, if you need to get something done "fast", e.g. for an audition, you're rushing, pushing yourself too hard, wait till next year. The only way to get something fast is to cheat, and you can't cheat in brass, you compromise, which is about the worst thing you can do.
     
  4. tpsiebs

    tpsiebs Piano User

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    Amen
     
  5. Al Innella

    Al Innella Forte User

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    Long tones and push ups.
     
  6. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    Fast is relative. If you do lips slurs (honestly) for 5 minutes a day, by the time Easter gets here, you'll notice a difference.
    Here's what to do, do lip slurs on the 7 combos:
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    Play them as low and as high as you can and maintain a good in tune sound as best you can. This will kick your butt and will be hard to do. However, if you do 5 honest minutes a day, when Easter gets here you'll be happy.
     

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