rowuks long tones

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by VAN, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. VAN

    VAN New Friend

    Jul 28, 2009
    Pompano Beach
    I would like to thank Robin for this advice! I read alot of what he says and the one thing he always says for high range and just playing the trumpet is play soft and do long tones and slurs. I started doing that and my playing has really improved! I play real soft and use hardly any mp pressure and when it comes time for my gig my playing is so much easier! Thanks Bill
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    They aren't my long tones. I am not smart enough to invent something like this.

    The advantages are:
    you have TIME to pay attention to how you breathe, how you sound and how you play. You notice if there is a bit too much pressure, too little air or wimpy sound. If you pay ttention, it is a time when you relly are in touch with what you are doing. That makes it easier to get better.

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