"I play the moment I'm done breathing"

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by beppe, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Yee HAW!
    Learn to make a breath attack? That is, don't rely on the tongue to start the note. Use a gentle "puff" of air to start the note. Practice over and over using smaller and smaller "puffs". Repeat ad nauseum; in fact, run 1/2 note scales without using the tongue but making sure that there is silence before starting the next (don't slur). When you've got that, go for 1/4 notes..... and so on.

    When you have a reliable breath attack and the note starts EVERY TIME, then you'll find that you won't be obsessing over the tongue attack.
  2. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

    Gil Johnson said exactly the same thing.

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