POP during slurs

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by The Kraken, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. The Kraken

    The Kraken Piano User

    Mar 28, 2007
    Gold Coast - 805
    Hello my fellow Trumpers

    I have a question about SLURS

    When I practice my slurs I get a snap, crack or pop, wondering what I am doing incorrectly to make smooth transitions as I slur.

    Example: I will slur from C, G, C, E, however from my C to E I get this popping noise.
    This happens only when I ascending

    So I figure I must be doing something wrong.

    Any advice? or am I just strange LOL

  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    As long as you are getting a big breath and not twisting your face to slur, all you need is enough repetitions to get everything clean.

    The secret is repetitions. That is the way we build habits and patterns. Success is hard work and anyone claiming instant better has no grip on reality. There are so many methods that work and so much margin for error. Getting stuck on some magic just slows us down elsewhere.

    If you have a teacher, it is their job to analyse first hand. If you are a DIYourselfer, pray that you get lucky.
  3. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    Does the "popping" come from the note "locking in?" If so, it is a good thing; to be cultivated. If an extra noise, then it is a no-no.
  4. The Kraken

    The Kraken Piano User

    Mar 28, 2007
    Gold Coast - 805

    Yes it is always when the note locks in, it only happens on the last note of a slur.

    Never any extra noise

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