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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by chapmand, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    I did CG's approach. It is at best a complete waste of time, possibly a source of several bad habits.

    This isn't just my opinion, but also that of a very well known principal trumpet player I used to consult.
     
  2. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    I always try to end with a lip (and other muscle) relaxer, a liquid one
     
  3. graysono

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    Apparently more than one school of thought on this. Frink and McNeil (Flexus) suggest using the relaxers--in their case one slurring, pedal tone exercise--at any time during playing, but not to finish on it as it may train the lips to "remember" the looseness of the pedals, rather than the embouchure for the high ones. It works for me.

    On getting a new note--a new note: typically I think this suggests the practicer is doing something right. A new note is great feedback for progress.
     
  4. chapmand

    chapmand Piano User

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    Thanks for all the encouragement!
    It was definitely more than squeek, but absolutely not ready for public consumption...yet.
    I have been doing the exercise recommended by the video that local posted a while back. : low G, play a major triad (tonic for a half note, mediant for a half note, dominant for a wole note), low G (hold until centered) then move up the triad by a semitone... Continue until you max out.
    Seems to be working...maybe too soon to know for sure.
     
  5. ultratrumpet

    ultratrumpet Piano User

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    For real ... your not trying to play a pencil, are you ?
     
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  6. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    For real. And I have heard it from more than one highly respected upper echelon player that said CG's ideas
    held no benefits.

    You're not trying to be a smart ass, are you?
     
  7. prls1power

    prls1power Piano User

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    Good job, whatever you don't stop. Don't ever be satisfied, satisfaction is when laziness starts to set in, at least for me it does. ROFL
     
  8. ultratrumpet

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    Like two highly respected upper echelon players, Dr. Herbert L. Clarke and Arturo Sandoval.
     
  9. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    Not them, but two equally capable players.
     
  10. Ed Lee

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    Now you know it can be ... persist and it will be. Enjoy!
     

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