upstream players and jazz

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Riley Ratcliff, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Giufreddi qualifies as "alot"?

    Upstream and downstream are very misunderstood concepts and every time they are brought up we get all of the myths surrounding them. I don't lioke to address this because it causes great amounts of cyberchondria.

    It is sufficient to say that the geometry of the face, jaw, tongue and teeth have a lot to say whether upstream or downstream make sense. There are also not so many teachers that can really help with this so there probably is not enough diagnosis going on. The self diagnosis stuff posted here in many cases is so ridiculous that the informed don't even comment.

    The practice requirements are identical. I have had a handful of students that have wiped out their playing by switching without turning the brain on first. At least they are not asking about high notes anymore................. I was not able to get them all playing well again.
  2. Riley Ratcliff

    Riley Ratcliff New Friend

    Apr 23, 2010
    lol it's funny because what inspired this post is that this freshman at my school keeps trying to play like a Giufreddi album cover (for coolness, I know he doesn't have to[the freshman]) and he's getting the other underclassmen to go along with him. :noway: I tell them "NO" but I always catch them doing it :bash: ...they're a bunch of high school "screamers"
    lol at the high note questions
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011

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