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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Jason Lee, May 15, 2012.
The name says it all. What are some good exercises for endurance and range?
Colin Advanced Lip Flexibilities as written
Clarke Technical Studies 8va, softly!
Chromatic Scales up and down
Arpeggios, Triads, 4ths... up & down
Long tones, starting with a whisper, crescendoing until the tone almost breaks up, then decrescendo. Clarke studies up on octave, tongued. Expanding lip slurs. Do everything with a good sound.
Both the above uh festoons shall get you far.
I know another one, but it is a little on the controversial side, PM me if you are interested
If you need to work on endurance AND range, I think that you are making a BIG mistake about wanting both at the same time. It is easy enough to twist the body when it is weak. The result MAY be higher notes longer, but at a BIG cost. It is better to get your breathing and body use down first, then endurance. YOUR range will work itself out once the rest is tidied up.
You can't build a tall building without starting with a solid foundation. Don't work on the roof before you pour the slab for the floor.
As Rowuk says, with endurance, range will come. Don't put the cart before the horse (power).
Get the BE book. It's helped me considerably in the past month or so, but beware of the "dip." I had to take a couple steps back before I resumed course with it.