Lip sluring fast?

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  1. Vulgano Brother

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    I like the concept, but a plucked note doesn't have much sustain. The early synthesizers had their Attack, Decay, Sustain, and Release knobs. For the Sustain, I like the "Vulgano RAY OF POWER."

    It involves the Root Chakra, which is located directly at the base of the spine, also known as the coccyx. The chakras have their own mystic qualities, I guess. I don't know for sure, but they do seem to be located in parts of the body where bunches of nerves meet. (The Vulgano version is situated half way between the places we do our number one and number two in the restroom.)

    In practice and in theory, imagine (and feel) a ray of some sort (red is the most common mystic color associated with the root chakra) shooting down into the ground while playing. For high notes, imagine (and feel) a more intense ray. If we practice this sitting in a chair, we can notice all kinds of muscles come into play, which happen to be the same muscles used to "support" the air stream. By taking attention off of the mechanics and experiencing the mysterious, magical and not yet patented RAY OF POWER we can avoid some of the tension involved in "trying hard."

    Nothing mysterious and magical here really, but the RAY OF POWER does permit me to play with a relaxed but working body.
     
  2. shofar-blast

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    Yes, I did say EXACTLY that, but that is just one of several things I said. I also said this.

    "If your embouchure isn't strong enough to form the proper aperture for the note you are playing then no amount of air will cause the note to come out right. It is a partnership."

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    "The proper balance is necessary for good tone."

    I was just trying to emphasize that wind is a major factor in sound production for a brasswind instrument. I have said from my first comment in this thread that you have to have strong embouchure and also good breath support to play higher notes... are you disagreeing with me about wind being a part of the equation?

    My comment about the trumpet being a wind instrument and not an embouchure instrument was an attempt at humor for the purpose of emphasizing wind as an important part of the equation. I guess rather than humorous it ruffled your feathers... (Oh, wait a minute, if you don't have feathers you might not like that comment either).

    Oh, by the way, how high can you play without using any wind? :D <---- SARCASM ALERT
     
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  3. gmonady

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    Ahhh, Brother Vulgano, I do use the Vulgano Ray of Power concept and so agree the chakra focus is key. To power the wind from below with Vulganian philosophy, and sustain the embouchure of Onadian philosophy, and we Brother Vulgano will atone... we will atone.
     
  4. gmonady

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    Ahh, your explanation is exceptional, and with this I do agree. See also my comments regarding Brother Vulgano, I believe we will atone. And as for sarcasm. I like sarcasm. I may have to try to use it sometime.:dontknow:
     
  5. shofar-blast

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    Awesome. You should try sarcasm sometime, but I must warn you, if you use sarcasm with your voice there will be wind involved. :lol: <--- ANOTHER SARCASM ALERT
     
  6. gmonady

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    But from which end does the wind prevail... from which end does it prevail?
     
  7. kingtrumpet

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    and in the kingtrumpetosophy you just play the horn!!!! --- if you want low notes you play them, and if you want high notes -- well, you play them-- if you want fast notes -- well, you just play them, and if you want slow notes, ---well, in kingtrumpetosophy all of the energy you use to image the Ray of Power, or the chicken plucking onadian philosophy -- you would then put into the horn --- so in kingtrumpetosophy we don't waste our energy on imagining what the horn could do if we THOUGHT in some existentialistic ideas ----we just play the horn, and make music ----- and keep our mind focused on that!!!!!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  8. gmonady

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    And this friends, is how Kingtrumpet maintains his current level of proficiency. At this rate, I should be able to catch him by year's end. Hurry up KT, if you adapt the Vulgano/Onady philosophy [Also known as the Red Light on the G-string approach], you just perhaps may maintain your lead.
     
  9. iw63boomer

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    You can go in endless circles of philosophical thought, meditative introspection, higher plane discussions and discourse on eastern thinking encompassing everything from Confucius to the Vedas … but I still adhere to the 18[SUP]th[/SUP] Century Bavarian school of Hops and Brew, which teaches that to play effectively an instrumentalist needs a clear head. Or another drink.
     
  10. gmonady

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    This recommendation could work well towards releasing any inhibition to proceeding with the Vulgano/Onady technique. So I concur, this is an enhancingly good idea!

    Cheers!
     

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