REVIEW - Lynn Nicholson of Las Vegas , Nevada has now given us all a wonderful gift. He has released a full 45 minute trumpet clinic on video where he explains how he and Maynard Ferguson both play(ed) entitled “Got High Notes”? Lynn covers everything within this video including the mouthpiece (big vs. small); the trumpet; the player; air compression (direction, amount needed for playing); the tensionless embouchure (relaxed chops); the embouchure anchor point; aggressively experimenting with concepts; using just the rim of a mouthpiece in your practice; correct playing posture; learning to pace oneself; physical exercise; his own chop problems; a very funny MF story and myths; Bud Brisbois; Lynn demonstrates plenty on his large-bore Bach and Lynn Nicholson Model Monette Prana with a 19 throat !!! Personally, (having viewed the video) I am excited about studying Lynn’s Video and working on his protocol.
Here is Lynn’s Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh9KI9E1knk
Lynn does not waste one minute of this Maynard Ferguson Protocol Video. He is either explaining or demonstrating the entire 45 minutes. After speaking with different trumpet world friends, Lynn has decided to release this video for a one week rental at $59.00 per week; or $99.00 for a three month rental. Most told him he was low-balling himself on these prices. His response, “I want to help people and we (Slawa) and I are not greedy people.”
Many do not know of Lynn’s back-ground. He was accepted to Berkley Scholl of Music in Boston; began performing with Maynard at 19 years of age; he also performed with Buddy Rich; the Toshiko Akiyoshi / Lew Tabackin Big Band; CHASE; as well as much playing in the Vegas scene where many got to know him and his playing. Roger Ingram has called Lynn’s Double C … the loudest he has ever heard.
I have an entire web page dedicated to Lynn on my website at TrumpetPlayersDirectory.com where I have also taken the liberty to offer up Jake Sommers (audio) interview with Lynn.
From Lynn …
Have just completed a very concise and clearly articulated trumpet video discussing the playing protocol used by Maynard Ferguson and myself. "Got High Notes?" is now published on Vimeo On Demand. There are two rental periods available of the identical video:
A one week stream for the curious and a 3 month stream for the serious...... Here are the links:
$99 USD 3 months
$59 USD one week