Causes Of Trumpet Problems

In my books I list all of the possible causes.

Poor Attacks on Trumpet

  • mouthpiece too small or shallow
  • wrong syllable for tonguing
  • lips too tight

Weak Stuffy Trumpet Tone

  • too little air used
  • too much pressure
  • closed throat

Bright Shrill Trumpet Tone

  • Mouthpiece too shallow
  • Bad concept of tone
  • Too tight

Dull Lifeless Trumpet Tone

  • Mouthpiece too deep
  • No tongue arch
  • Wrong concept of tone

Forced Trumpet Sound

  • Lips too tight
  • Too much mouthpiece pressure
  • Bad breath support

Weak Upper Register on Trumpet

  • Chops too tight
  • Too much pressure
  • Wrong or no pivot

Weak Low Register on Trumpet

  • No or wrong pivot
  • Mouthpiece too small
  • Not using warm air Haaaaa

Changing Quality of Sound

  • Poor breath support
  • Change in tongue arch or pivot
  • Tonguing problem

Slow Response on Trumpet

  • Too much pressure
  • Poor breath support
  • Lips too tense

Missed Notes

  • Mouthpiece Too small or shallow
  • Too much pressure
  • Poor breath support

No Endurance on Trumpet

  • Too much pressure
  • No practice
  • Mouthpiece too big or deep


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