Long Tones

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by LH123, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. LH123

    LH123 Piano User

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    I've been working on long tones above the staff. After holding a note for a couple of seconds a double buzz forms. How can I get rid of this? Also, how can I get a more open sound in my higher range? It's sounding somewhat pinched right now. Thanks for your help! :play:
     
  2. Al Innella

    Al Innella Forte User

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    Play everything very soft,use as little pressure as possible. Rest often, usually rest as long as you play. As for the double buzz, try practicing the same way as I mentioned ,except use a tight mute,such as a practice mute or a Harmon without the stem. Try playing two or three shorter sessions instead of one long one.
     

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