Student Trumpet Routine

Lin - Lip Flexibilities

Getchell - Book 1

Arban - 14 Characteristic Studies

Clarke - Technical Studies

Bordogni - Vocal Studies for Trumpet

Berdiev - 17 Studies

Vizzutti - Double Tonguing

Arnold Jacobs - moving long tones. Play/sing confident.
Arban Intervals - play like you are signing them. You don't need to move your chops that much. (slurred then tongued, Do odds one day and evens the next day)
Clarke Second/Third Study - moving long tone (Do odds one day and evens the next day)Slur, single, double each note, double tongue, triple every note
No more effort than it takes to sing. Same articulation as when you talk. Make it feel the same.

Imagine the air is like oil in the engine of your sound. It keeps the vibrations moving smooth and easy. Focus on the sound and feel of the notes. Keep the lips as still as possible. This will keep the same sound quality on every note. The more you change your lips and air, the more your sound will change. Keep it simple.

Imitate how you would sing the music. When you sing, you always take in a big breath. For some reason when we play trumpet, we don't do that. Why? When you are singing a low note to a higher note, you don't back off the air. So, why do you do that when you play trumpet? If you imitate the way you sing, your trumpet playing will be better and easier.


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