tongue and jaw position

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by hornguy, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    He may have changed, but in the early 80's Vizzutti's horn angle did change from high to low, at the clinic I saw, anyway, and he spoke about keeping the change at a minimum. If the chops look the same and the angle changes, that is pretty much ok. Usually.
  2. Jude

    Jude Piano User

    Dec 2, 2007
    About Mendez' posture: in the Tre Mendez Polka video on YouTube all three play with their trumpets raised - I wonder, was there a teleprompter up there, out of camera range? Or somebody hanging down from the rafters with an enlarged score?
  3. B15M

    B15M Forte User

    Dec 30, 2003
    Monroe Ct.
    I don't think there is a right or wrong way.
    No matter what rule we come up with some body will come up with a great player that breaks it.

    To get better I find a problem and try to figure out why it's happening. If you are having trouble making big jumps from low to high or high to low, you might look at jaw position. If you aren't having trouble, why mess with a good thing.

    For a young player, I try to stay as mainstream as possible. When they get better they can veer off a little to get a little customized for their body.

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