tongue and lips

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ohmss, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    I stop the sound because silence is every bit as much a part of music as airflow and sustained tones. Many times a Tahhhhhhhh just doesn't cut it. Taht sounds more like the string players pizzicato.

    I start with articulation VERY early with my students. They get enough breathing, long tones and slurs for the breath support and flow.

    If I think about much of what is said in school bands/orchestras about the brass players, what comes to mind is of course timing, but VERY often too massive and not articulate enough. I think concentrating on flow needs to be tempered with a feel for the situation. There is nothing that holds a beginner back from imitating speech, other instruments or sounds.
  2. Al Innella

    Al Innella Forte User

    Aug 9, 2007
    Levittown , NY
    If you initiate the attack by touching tongue to lips wouldn`t it stop the sound and disrupt the embouchure ?

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