I've heard several pro trumpet players (most recently Greg Spence) talk about trying to increase range by playing as quietly possible. I believe this harkens back to the Cat Anderson whisper G; building range by finding the correct slot and THEN worrying about volume. Is this a consensus among trumpeters?
To be honest, my highest "on demand" note is an E, but I can get up to a double C if I play very quietly. My question is this: Is there a real difference between Cat Anderson's whisper and a squeak? I feel like I'm working in the right direction - I'm not mindlessly blowing and hoping for a higher note. It's also helped me to play with much less pressure since I've been able to teach my muscles a double C requires very little force. Has anyone increased their range in the way I described?
As always...feel free to direct me to an existing thread if I'm accidentally rehashing something.