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  1. bigpapajosh

    bigpapajosh Pianissimo User

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    my response is terrible, ive been doing air attacks for over 3 weeks, thats what i was told to do by my teacher. are there any other excercises i should consider.
     
  2. Bob Grier

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    Please describe in detail what you mean by terrible response!
     
  3. bigpapajosh

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    by response, i mean i put the horn on my face, i blow air to play, and the note doesnt come out, instead air comes out, then the note comes out afterwords. i know its because my lips arent vibrating with the air, but i dont know why.
     
  4. Brass crusader

    Brass crusader Mezzo Piano User

    I'd advise a BERP device. They clip onto your mpc. reciever, and allow you to buzz while holding the horn and fingering, etc. I'd highly reccomend Jame's Thompson's "Buzzing Book". The exercises in this book are tremendous, and will really help you with tone, range, and endurance, as well as attacks and articulation.

    Good Luck
     
  5. bigpapajosh

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    thanks, sounds good
     
  6. tunefultrumpet

    tunefultrumpet Pianissimo User

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    if your "reponse" as you call it has got worse or not improved since you started doing a lot of air attacks I would suggest canning them and working on starting every note with a clean strong tongue attack. Even if you over do it crassly to start with it will help you get the notes going. Good luck!
     
  7. Al Innella

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    Try playing long tones very very softly with only enough mouthpiece pressure to make contact with your lips no pushing ,using a light tongue , think of blowing the note out the bell not blowing air into the mouthpiece or horn all at a ppp level.
     
  8. NickD

    NickD Forte User

    Al is right! Soft long tomes seems like the ticket to getting at this problem. Here is a clip of what I like to do.

    YouTube - Long Tones - Sotto Voce

    I hope this helps a bit.

    Nick
     
  9. Bob Grier

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    Well, there are several reasons this could be happening. If you have been doing breath attacks for three weeks, is it getting better? One of the first things I teach any student that starts with me is how to breathe ,blow and use the tongue to get a sound as soon as the air hits the lips. If you are improving enough said. If not there are other things you should be working on. let us know.
     
  10. rowuk

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    A breath "attack" is exactly the image that I do NOT want my students to have. The playing should be not much more than "exhaling" into the horn. If you are not beating yourself up, things should get better very quickly. A "forceful" approach negates any benefit from "exhalation".
     

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