Throat Clenching up when attempting to play

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  1. jjcousin

    jjcousin Pianissimo User

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    Guys, where does one find such esteemed reference materials(Ray of Power, Basics Sheet, etc..)???
    I searched for "ray of power" and "ray+of+power" and I don't see 'em.
    Shouldn't there be a stickies for these?
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Courtesy of Bumblebee:

    Circle of Breath:
    http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f131...tml#post497039 (Questions about reducing mouthpiece pressure.)

    Vulgano Ray of Power:
    http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f131...tml#post494360 (Power!)

    The Basics Sheet:
    http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f136...eet-69326.html (The Basics Sheet)

    The CoB and RoP may have been posted a number of times but I haven't found them all, nor compared them for differences in presentation.

    While I'm at it, here's a link to VB's "magic bubbles" post (or one of them):
    http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f131...tml#post339443 (open valve slur's)
     
  3. Sethoflagos

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  4. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    None of them work for me! Just goes to the forums page.
     
  5. jjcousin

    jjcousin Pianissimo User

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    Right! Help!!
     
  6. motteatoj

    motteatoj Mezzo Forte User

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    I carry all my stress of the day/my body/everything in my jaw/neck.
    I certainly feel your pain in this area, as it happens to me all the time.
    A good instructor, constantly reminding you about it is a first step (lol, but seriously, it helps).
    One thing I found that works well is making sure your shoulders are DOWN and RELAXED.
    Isometrics for the neck area will help as well.
    As others have said, its a habit, you need 21 days to break a habit (and longer to make sure you don't slip back).
     
  7. jjcousin

    jjcousin Pianissimo User

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    Bumblebee / Vulgano:

    I forgot...STILL CAN'T FIND!!!!

    Oh, please please help!

    lol
    Thanks in advance,
    John
     
  8. Ed Kennedy

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