What's the best way to build both range and endurance?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by cdmproductions, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. rankamateur

    rankamateur Mezzo Forte User

    May 1, 2013
    Merry Ol' England
    This is advice I picked up on here, and I can't remember who posted it so I can't offer due acknowledgement, but you can improve range on your normal trumpet by practising on a piccolo trumpet or soprano cornet. You have to push harder to play them, but it has a knock-on effect.
  2. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    Practice [period]
  3. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    Equipment is not the answer. There is no magic trumpet. There is no magic mouth piece. There is no single teacher. There is no special method. What it is is devotion, motivation, and oh yeah... practice.
  4. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

    Oct 19, 2008
    Flinders Vic Australia
    What has helped me the most with endurance and range is Rusty Russell's 19/30s exercise, see www.rustyrussell.com/1930s/1930sRev.pdf

    My test for the condition of my chops is if I can whistle at the end of a 3 hour dance, before I started this exercise 3 years ago after such a gig I could not whistle for 2 days.

    I have been using a modification of the exercise to assist in range building by following the same patten but ascending from the starting note, WARNING if trying this only play as high without using pressure and strain. REST for at least 1/2 hour after completing the exercise.

    Regards, Stuart.
  5. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

    Sep 20, 2009
    New York State USA
    gee -- I think I missed something -- nobody mentioned (soft long tones in the staff?), or tonguing, or lip slurs, octave leaps, interval leaps, as the holy grail of the trumpet ----- nobody mentioned 1 specific method!!!!! -----ahh, but some people like my favorite jazz trumpeter GM here that I am quoting ---- yes, some people know the answer!!! ---- PRACTICE!!!
  6. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    Check post #4, KT.
  7. bamajazzlady

    bamajazzlady Mezzo Forte User

    May 16, 2011
    Without instruction is dangerous. Get a credible teacher a.s.a.p.
  8. fraserhutch

    fraserhutch Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 23, 2004
    Novato, CA, USA
    Are you saying that high school students shouldn't play in instrument in high school unless they get private instruction?

    In high school I played for 5 years with ANY instruction (which I got only after being accepted to college as a trumpet major.) Dangerous? Sorry, I don't buy that private instruction is a must for high school students. Advantageous? Absolutely. Vital? no.
  9. TrentAustin

    TrentAustin Fortissimo User

    Oct 28, 2003
    Boston, MA
    practicing... there are no shortcuts.
  10. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

    Sep 20, 2009
    New York State USA
    thank you -- I read that, it's Arban's --- a generalized method ------ not specifically long soft tones in the staff --- however, maybe long soft tones, 20 minute notes -maybe they are in Arban's (I highly doubt it) ---- but then again I would have to try to find my Arban's, as I recall it is useful, gee, I think it is leveling up a table leg on the coffee table!!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL

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