Interesting Lip Exercises

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SmoothOperator, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

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    These are interesting to me does anyone else have an opinion about these specific exercises? Please ignore the pencil one, I don't think we need yet another thread about that. Thanks. The MMM one and hugging the lip, seems to be the direction I was going with my embochure anyway, so it seems pretty good to me.

    http://www.bbtrumpet.com/51-100/dfh83.html
     
  2. Satchmo Brecker

    Satchmo Brecker Piano User

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    Doesn't seem like these would bring anything special to the table that you wouldn't get during the course of normal practicing.

    One exercise he didn't mention that I do sometimes, mostly at parties, is this: I lay face down on the floor like when you do pushups. But I put my arms behind my back. I then "kiss" the floor thereby lifting my entire body up just like a pushup with my toes as the lever point. Sometimes I'll ask someone to sit on my back for extra weight. I do about 20 of these, rest for 10 minutes, then somebody will hand me my trumpet...I can usually blast out 5 or 6 good triple C's in a row, D's if I'm lucky!
     
  3. wezley

    wezley Pianissimo User

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    Or you can just do some good old fashioned lip slurs for a good while on your horn or just buzzing XD
     
  4. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

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    I don't know I am a pretty big guy, I think if I was on my horn it might be damaged.
     
  5. wezley

    wezley Pianissimo User

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    Lol, ok Some exercises work better for different people. :p
     

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