Breath support for trumpet

All registers are not the same. They respond differently to breath support and require different treatment to speak well. It isn’t as much breath support as the CHANGE in breath support that helps us to play. Low notes respond better with no support and high notes need a lot. It is a sliding scale between these extremes. I have nothing against the wedge except that it takes a long time to learn. So I teach the support that the wedge was based on. Relax the stomach muscles. Tensing the stomach muscles does NOT create a smaller body cavity or pressurize the lungs to any great extent. Bringing the abs in toward the spine and contracting the muscles around the girdle does create a smaller body cavity. That moves your guts and since the pelvic bones won’t let them go down; they have to go up. That makes the part of […]

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