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Trumpet Discussion Discuss I found my "Aperture" Voila! in the General forums; I found the "sweet spot" My trumpet teacher had told me about this many years ago, and I finally discovered ...
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    I found my "Aperture" Voila!

    I found the "sweet spot"

    My trumpet teacher had told me about this many years ago, and I finally discovered what he was trying to teach to me, all along. It reminds me of the Movie.., "The Jerk" with Steve Martin, when he finds out about his "Special purpose" and writes home about it. lol! The aperture is the smooth part of the lips that open first, as you are gently blowing air, through your "pursed" lips. I learned about it from "Charlie" on the internet, and Wow.., what a difference it makes, when you center your Mpc. over this opening, and then you begin to learn how to "lip slur" your notes, by drawing in your upper lip, while tightening your abdominals. My range is now,, PHENOMENAL!!!

    Thanks Charlie!!
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    Re: I found my "Aperture" Voila!

    Happy for you!
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    Re: I found my "Aperture" Voila!

    See a doctor, get rid of it. ...And don't trust whitey.
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    Note to all you lawyers out there...the above statement is merely my opinion, and is not presented as fact, or as any better that anybody else. I am not a pro or a teacher, nor do I claim to be. I do not accept responsibility for any actions taken by anyone reading my comments. For entertainment purposes only.

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    Re: I found my "Aperture" Voila!

    Quote Originally Posted by applianceguy View Post
    I found the "sweet spot"
    My range is now,, PHENOMENAL!!!
    Thanks Charlie!!
    My range is pathetic (next to none). Should I be looking for a "sweet spot" to extend it? How much does Charlie charge for sweet spot detection or does he only shows you his own and says you 'Go, find it'?

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    Re: I found my "Aperture" Voila!

    I lost my sweet spot because I just came back to horn from taking 12 years off...I wish I knew "where to find it." like Steve Martin did in the jerk.

    I think Miles Davis mentions aperture on the Arsenio Hall show...He explains how his first teacher taught him how to blow...It was quite comical.

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