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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Skelingtin, Sep 23, 2013.
But don't dent your trumpet. Be careful out there.
I would amend that to "use more air wisely." If we are, say sitting on a G in the staff and blow harder with more air, yeah, we'll excite that G to the point that it jumps to the C above it but it will sound really bad.
My colleague in the Süddeutsches Blechbläserquintett played second trombone in the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker and a trombone playing doctor, just for the fun of it, measured the lung capacity of the wind players. Surprisingly, these measurements were all over the map, leading the good doctor to conclude that how one uses the air is more important than lung capacity.
In addition to all the other good stuff, make sure you're not tensing up and 'squeezing' the high notes out, especially if extra lip pressure is involved. This really screws up your accuracy when you come back to mid-register. Easy to say, but it's as important to practise relaxtion through the range, as any other factor.
Or less air. He's over shooting his intended note, so probably using too much air and also probably too much pressure. But only he and his tutor know for sure.
Not true... Your will NEVER have on oversupply of air so you can never take in too much. You just titrate out the supply you have and if emergency calls, you have reserve. Life is ALL about having more reserve.
Just like when I wear pants with ample room, never know when I need to call in for reserve space.
The OP might be overshooting the note as his efficiency increases. The work that he needed to do prior to the improvement may be overkill now, and the feel for a given note may actually be much lower than what it was previously.
This I have done.
Do you ever practice playing softly? It indeed sounds like you've progressed to the point of needing to manage your airflow better. Less is more when you've become efficient and you need to adjust accordingly.
Re: slotting notes problem
Get a Harrelson SWE Summit. Slotting problem... solved.