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How do you start your beginners?

Posted on July 27, 2004 by 

I’m old fashioned about all beginners. I treat them like Mendez did.

They buzz simple songs before they ever pick up the horn. This helps to build some muscle strength and control without adding bad habits.
I know that they want to play and will try however if you insist on 20 – 30 minutes of buzzing a player with 1 week of experience will out play anyone elses’ 1 month player.

It forces them to learn a closed setting which helps range, tone, and endurance. Let them use buzzing practice after every playing session for a couple of months and you will be shocked at the results.