Alright guys, I have a couple of problems with slurring (it's by far my weakest area). Here's the list:
1. When slurring above the staff, I get an IMMENSE amount of pressure in the chest. What can I do to remedy this? I talked to an accomplished friend of mine, and he recommends a slur pattern from above the staff C to G, to B to F#, and so on, then going back up, without changing the aperture, only the speed of air. What do you think of this? I was thinking about a more freer-blowing leadpipe, though this is probably not a hardware issue, but trying to push too much air through a small aperture.
2. When slurring, in general, I can never seem to go faster than eighth note triplets ~100 bpm before it really starts to sound choppy. Should I just practice here? How do I move my tongue faster?
3. When slurring between partials, from, say, in the middle of the staff g to top of the staff G or fourth space E, it hits all of the other open valve notes (or partials) with a sort of 'ba-da-da-ding' sound. Arban recommended tonguing lightly at using more air for the top note, so is that all I have to do?
Thank you for reading!