How to play higher notes with no pressure.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Patric_Bernard, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Patric_Bernard

    Patric_Bernard Forte User

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    Ok gotcha. I wasn't trying to take any shortcuts, Just trying to figure stuff out as best as I can so When I do go for my performance Degree I dont look like a complete idiot lol. I do need to work on improv too though, so this will provide me ample time. I really wish you could be a personal teacher Rowuk, that would be so cool.
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Patric,
    teaching brings me great joy. If you are on the right wavelength with your teacher, you can soak up soooo much. I was very fortunate to have several trumpet teachers in high school, college and then here in Germany that had/have MY interests at heart. I still take lessons from a retired almost 90 year old German. He favours a much more articulate style of playing than anyone else that I know. He can't help much with playing shows, but Mahler, Brückner and the other "Germanic" things are awesome. He has a lot of first hand experience.

    If you need to work on your improv, you have from low G below to high G on top of the staff. That is quite a bit of material available - go for it! There are quite a few accomplished jazz singers that do not use much more range.
    Maybe time for an Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan infusion?
     

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