You can try Maynard Ferguson his 'method' too, he says in an interview that he likes to play songs like chorals and stuff. Then transpose them (he does them a minor third higher) everytime you can play the previous run as musical and beautiful as you played it in the original key.
Especially with chorals and ballads this will build your endurance enormously (when taking enough rest and you don't overpractice~!) and you will build usable range.
Maynard Ferguson Clinic: 07. Q&A-How to Increase Range - YouTube
Maynard his words: "You don't own any note in the upper register, unless you can play it romantically."
Practice as if you are the worst, play as if you are the best.
1) You can't achieve note X by practising note X because you cannot achieve note X
2) You can just about achieve note X-1, but playing note X-1 kills your lip instantly
3) You are proficient at achieving note X-2, but lack the endurance to practise note X-2 without killing your lip quickly
4) Killing your lip is a bad thing
5) Practise no higher than note X-3 until you gain the endurance to practise at note X-2
6) Be patient - it'll come
Last edited by Sethoflagos; 08-18-2013 at 01:30 PM. Reason: illiteracy
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We were once told by my director individually to play "solo" when I practiced, and I thought at the time it was ridiculous as who else was going to practice with me. Much later I finally realized he had said "so low". Now I realize it takes less effort to play low and by this I mean pianissimo vis ffff and slowly vis largo An additional effect is that I found after doing this was that I could get a purer tone doing so. Over time, too, I recognized my endurance was extended. Why I find I second line G the easiest to start with, I've no explanation, but from that note I start my slurs up a note and back to G, then I slur up two notes and slur back to G, three notes and back etc. etc. Then I restart the process slurring downward. When I finish that, I start my chromatic scales from G downward as far as I can go and then ascending as high as I can go repeating such again faster and faster as fast as I can. Looking back in time, I was able to play Entry of the Gladiators before I was out of high school and again in my comeback subsequently in my comeback have played Flight Of The Bumblebee in less than a minute. Can I play these songs now, I'll only say maybe ... and try, perhaps low and slow at first and second pass ... then ??? Hey, I'm getting old and beginning to feel it.
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