what muscles do you believe you use while playing in your higher register?

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  1. daniel117

    daniel117 Pianissimo User

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    Hello members of TM i come here to ask for the purpose of a survey and i know no other place to ask with more trumpet players than here.

    my question to you is:

    what muscles do you believe you use while playing in your higher register?

    as for me ive gotten a picture and highlighted the muscles i feel when i play my higher notes

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  2. -C-

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    Abdominals and intercostals (i.e. the lungs).
     
  3. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

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    Interesting question, and probably a hard one to answer completely.

    I suspect we use more of the lips muscles than what you highlighted. The muscles all along both the upper and lower lips are likely involved. (Some parts more than others, but all are likely involved.) The muscles in and around the tongue are probably also involved.

    I also suspect the muscles used would be the same whether or not you are playing high notes.

    Mike
     
  4. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Don't try to analize it. Just practice regularly... and do it.
     
  5. tobylou8

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    Dizzy tightened his sph***ter. No pics Please!
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    For me, all the chin muscles (firm, pulling down) plus the other ones, and add the Vulgano Ray of Power. Google "Ray of Power" "Vulgano Brother" and trumpetmaster.com
     
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  7. Peter McNeill

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    Tongue would be the main muscle for the higher register (above H.C)

    The high register technique is practice - no other way.

    Q. Are the muscles used to 400 metres the same as a sprinter under 9.5 sec for a 100metres?
     
  8. Cornyandy

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    I always concentrate on support more the higher I go (perhaps the vocal training) but if I ain't using the diaphragm it's not going to happen.
     
  9. Peter McNeill

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    A solid air support is required even for lower notes. I agree without the correct breathing - it ain't going to happen.
     
  10. mctrumpet98

    mctrumpet98 Pianissimo User

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    I once heard that trumpet playing uses over 200 different muscles in the body. Dunno if that's true, nor do I care - it's the synchronised use of these muscle groups and correct, maximised and supported breathing that creates playing efficiency which then results in easier, better trumpet playing.
     

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