Trumpet DiscussionDiscuss Need practice tips for using no mouthpiece pressure in the General forums; Originally Posted by tjcombo
One tip I found that builds on all of the advice from previous posters, is to ...
Re: Need practice tips for using no mouthpiece pressure
Originally Posted by tjcombo
One tip I found that builds on all of the advice from previous posters, is to do the long tone session at the end of your practice session. This came from practice program attributed to Bill Adam that I found whilst surfing for trumpet exercises. The last page entitled "Endurance Studies" has a mix of long tones and an exercise called Long line chromatics. I'm not sure why, but doing the long tone exercises at the end of a practice session seems much more effective. I even found myself unconsciously pulling the horn back from my lips. This might sound weird and your mileage may vary, but it was good for me and the reason for making this post.
Thanks for this information! I'm doing some more research on Bill Adams and loving what I find. This is the kind of stuff that makes this forum so valuable.