Thank you for your time
Thank you for your time
I say Nick, just try to understand the guy a bit, and don't get caught up in his often abrupt, and occasionally "rude" mannerisms -- aside from that, you can learn from a great many of us here at TM
have a great day -- and practice, play and be happy!!!
1991 King Silver Flair
1953 Olds Super (LA)
1979 King KG1055T (pre UMI) Silver Flair
1940? Olds Ambassador (LA) tenor trombone
I'm not responsible for offending people -- people are responsible for themselves taking offense at me
I know of no mechanism that can positively turn around playing in one day. If E is your limit, you are 2 months away from "reliably more" if you have a really good teacher paying attention. DIY probably means a crash somewhere in between. One day of "hitting" something is insignificant in my book.
My response was more to question your supposed miracle (reality distortion). If in 4 weeks you have a usable F and a wimpy F#, G, an even wimpier Ab and A - EVERY DAY, THEN you took my advice and it worked. Then your chops are not clamping off the upper register. I am not sure that a half tone per month is realistic. That would be a double C in 8 months. I don't think so.
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
I was clamped at C above the staff for many years since I thought that it was called "top C" because it was a limit. 20 years. I also used a lot of pressure against my lips when playing towards the top of my range (anything above the staff). I underwent an epiphany of sorts when I read some teaching material which advocated playing with as low face pressure as necessary for the upper notes. Within a short time (few months) I was a happy D player, and about a year later felt happy when I saw an E. F above that became comfortable possibly a year after that. I play every day (except a few times I was sick, or had some other interruption such as a work deadline). G is my current hit and miss note except when I am fresh on a particular combination of my mouthpiece and horns, but I am confident I'll be okay with that by Christmas our so. I don't think I'm unusual in my progression, and though I'm sure some people can develop faster than I do, I would be surprised if anybody was expecting to improve range dramatically in months rather than years.
Good luck with your playing, enjoy it,
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