This video shows how developing trumpet players at my level should practice this type of flexibility exercise, or tongue level study, according to Claude Gordon and my teacher, Bruce Haag. The mistakes you’ll hear are ones common to developing trumpeters and will diminish over time, as I naturally discover the knack of trumpet playing. (see my notes on the videos)
Earl D Irons, Twenty Seven Groups of Exercises for Cornet and Trumpet (Southern Music Company, 1952), 17.
This exercise is part of a customized 5 part lesson plan. Bruce Haag is a certified Claude Gordon instructor, and the practice routines he assigns serve to set goals for progress and to help the student understand exactly what is causing the progress.
Things to remember when you practice
1. 5 times 10 breathing exercise before you begin
2. Glissandos are added one group at a time when comfortable, i.e. first group added is the one octave glissando
3. BIG BREATH – CHEST UP – SHOULDERS BACK (NOT UP)
4. WATCH THE TONGUE
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