Problem slurring down to notes

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  1. mallik503

    mallik503 New Friend

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    Hello, so i am having trouble when i slur down to notes. Im not sure if its lack or air support or vowel shape. Please help
     
  2. Dennis78

    Dennis78 Fortissimo User

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    Relax. Your trying to hard
     
  3. Vulgano Brother

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    Try the vowel shape "aaaaaah" and drop your jaw. We should be able (with a good trumpet) to get the low notes to "bark."
     
  4. trickg

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    Probably this. If you want to improve your ability to slur downward, then work on it, every single day. Many times there is no trick or technique that someone can tell you about that is going to fix it, and the solution lies in spending the time in the woodshed working on it, dialing it in yourself.
     
  5. gmonady

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    Relaxing is key. It takes much more air volume to sound a lower note than a higher. So relaxing the embouchure and opening it up will give you this greater air volume. I have dropped my jaw at a lot of comments Vulgano Brother has posted, and his post once again is jaw dropping right on target. That's why he is a moderator and I, well I am just a physician that plays trumpet.
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

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    Try the vowel shape "aaaaaah" and dropping your jaw nevertheless, mallik503. Fine tune it from there.
     
  7. J. Jericho

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    Don't forget to maintain breath support. If you back off on your air while slurring downward, the note will not be crisp and solid, and it might not sound at all.
     
  8. bumblebee

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    Are you talking about low notes, or slurring from one note (somewhere in the staff, say) down to another (perhaps also in the staff)? Are you trying to do a glissando by slurring down through the notes? Is your concern that you are "hanging on" to a note while trying to slur down, then it "jumps" or "drops" down to a lower note (perhaps imperfectly) while missing some or all of the notes in between?

    --bumblebee
     
  9. mallik503

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    when doing lip slurs i tend to miss the lower note. C G B f#.....or when i am doing g to B with the 1 3 fingering i get to the B just fine but going back down is the problem
     
  10. Vulgano Brother

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    You're missing slurs from C and B in the staff? Sounds like you aren't hearing the intervals. Memorize the sound of C and G and aim for the right pitch. Transpose chromatically downwards.
     

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