Range, Buzzing, Air

I can buzz high but I can’t play high. What’s wrong? That is way too much buzzing. Most people buzz to learn a close aperture lip setting and for a little lip strength. That takes weeks not years. If you can buzz a double c then you should be able to play a triple c. There are a couple of reasons why you can’t. 1. Too muscle based. Air is the # 1 tool of a brass player. 2. Compression + compression + mouthpiece pressure = NO aperture for the air to go through. Basicly the tight muscular chops create such a small lip aperture that any other help closes and seals them. The pressure needed for a seal between the lips and the mouthpiece is not a lot but it WILL have some affect on the lips. Added to that the air column needed to play high is trying […]

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