Squeezing vs pushing on high notes

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by taylordiving, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. mrsemman

    mrsemman Piano User

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    As a recent convert to the Claude Gordon Method (Brass Playing is No Harder Than Deep Breathing, which is about $15), the tongue arch determines the pitch, not the lips. Yes, you still have to tighten the corners of the mouth, and use more air. But, there is no pinching. It does tyake some time getting used to the change in embouchure, but, I have found it easier to hit high notes.

    Gary
     

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