Long tones and blowing through a swizzle stick (mini mini mini straw used for coffee) will help. Having a lot of air without knowing how to release it will just give you a headache, literally. What happens to a balloon with too much air? It's not how much air can I suck in but how efficient can I be with what I have. Only practice will tell you what you need. Study articles by successful players and how they breath and glean from that because everybody is a little different.
Knowledge is freedom, and ignorance is slavery - Miles Davis
The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8
Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson
Don't be afraid to try something different. The Ark was built by an amateur and the Titanic was built by a group of experienced engineers.
By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!
So once again: Start singing!
After lifting the shoulders to take in the full breath... then relax the shoulders before you start playing... In this way, you fill up with more vital capacity, then let the diaphragm take over as your arms will no longer be raised.
Also be it known that most trumpet players do play with their arms raised... except for Miles Dave's that often time played stooped over, serenading his shoes.
Do what I did.....buy a sousaphone and learn it too.
Trumpet breathing is just fine now, no issues.
I was having my sousaphone repaired and i started getting shallow breaths/run out of breath issues again.
As soon as i got my BIG horn back, problem gone again.
I know, a bit extreme but it is FUN and WORKS.
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