Throat open

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by jonathansedlacek, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. jonathansedlacek

    jonathansedlacek Pianissimo User

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    Hi
    I am in the school marching band at lead trumpet, the music is up there and when i go to play it, I feel my throat tighten. How do I open my throat when playing?
    Thanks.
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    You don't "open" your throat. Check out any anatomy book and try and figure out what part of your throat could close off. You will have a tough time because there isn't any. Your upper body tenses because you have some really bad body use/breathing habits. Many times this is combined with too much pressure which squeezes the lips off further.

    The solution: learn how to breath correctly, practice enough to make that a habit and then stick with it.
     

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