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How Do I Play High Notes On Trumpet?

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How To Play High Notes This article is not going to make every trumpet player have the ability to play screaming high notes.  Truthfully there is no secret to playing higher notes on the trumpet, but this article will give you some tools to use to help you expand your range.  Also remember that just playing these exercises once will not make your range be automatically better, these are exercises that are meant to be performed daily just like if you were preparing for a marathon.  First thing to do is practice breathing from your belly and filling the lungs...

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Five Common Mistakes Of Young Trumpet Players

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My Top 5 Problems This article is about the five most common mistakes young trumpet players have.  I will address the mistakes, what causes them, why they can create a problem and ideas to help fix them.  Remember that this article is opinion based and the solutions proposed may not help every person with or problem.  Breathing and Air Use In my opinion most young students do not use enough air when they play.  I remember being in several trumpet master classes where the professional that was leading the class would have a young player come up and play for...

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Developing Tone in a Beginning Trumpet Player

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Developing Tone in a Beginning Trumpet Player In my first blog I am going to talk about a few methods to help develop a strong trumpet sound in almost all beginning trumpet players.  A couple of reminders: 1. These concepts will not work for every trumpet player, 2. be patient with each student and 3. Allow several weeks on each activity to see if there will be positive results.  In the blog I will discuss exercises that I use with my students and ways to modify them to get them to benefit a student within the first lesson. The first...

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