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I Just Got Braces, Is This End of My Trumpet Playing?

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Just because you have braces you are not a bad trumpet player.  In this article I will explain a couple of things that will help the young player with braces.  Over my 16 years of trumpet playing four of those years were with braces.  I will say that not everything I did will work for every player and I may not have every answer for each person.  The best thing for the player is to be patient and practice frequently; besides those two things, there are some techniques and things that will help the student. The first thing every student...

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Developing Tone in a Beginning Trumpet Player

Posted by Andrew Christophel at

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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