Input Please: Why Is The Tongue Used In The Upper Register?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Pedagogy' started by Dr.Mark, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

    Aug 7, 2013
    Lagos, Nigeria
    My #1 school buddy (we still correspond) got his grade VIIIs on both tuba and piano by the time he was 16 so these things can be done.
  2. tjcombo

    tjcombo Forte User

    Nov 12, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    yeah there's one in every crowd. .. usually captain of the cricket team, top of the pure maths class and loved by all the girls too. Kudos to you Seth for befriending one of these reviled types :-)
  3. tpsiebs

    tpsiebs Piano User

    Feb 6, 2010
    Randolph, New Jersey
  4. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

    Sep 20, 2009
    New York State USA
    Ok it's been several weeks now -- I think my tongue pushes forward, I sense that is rolling upwards on the edges creating a sort of tubular air flow --- I see that 3 higher notes above G are "easier" to play and more centered tone ((those are A, B, C)) the second set above the staff --- so this tongue thing is working for me --- needs more dialing in but seems consistent enough to report my success with it
  5. gunshowtickets

    gunshowtickets Forte User

    Mar 11, 2015
    Tidewater, VA

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