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Face-to-face, multiple examples of demonstrating, singing, watching the video, and listening to audio. Through this multifaceted approach, students are fully immersed in the learning process, fostering complete comprehension and mastery.


Online, face to the camera with Zoom or Wechat

Music pdf

Reading the music PDF provided, listening to the audio example


About Breath & Warm up of Trumpet Practice

Expressing musical development through performance is a straightforward endeavour, yet it encompasses more than mere placement of the mouthpiece and manipulation of facial muscles to form the embouchure. These elements are interconnected, contributing to the attainment of a consistent, high-quality sound production characterised by smooth legato, clear articulation, stable note connection, and strength—an optimal state of playing. Don’t ask too much at first, and be moderate. Commence with simple interval exercises within the middle or lower range, focusing on being straight and powerful. Progress in skill acquisition should unfold gradually, meeting ideal standards step by step. Deliberate adjustments at each stage ensure alignment with the performer’s capabilities, fostering steady development.

Addressing common challenges, such as achieving smooth legato, often begins with dedicated warm-up exercises emphasising slur techniques. By engaging students in vocalisation exercises followed by mouthpiece play, we grow a sense of fluidity in airflow and lip movement, crucial for smooth transitions between notes. Therefore, students must understand that they should quickly change the habit of playing tense, and it should be relaxing naturally just like singing.

A common issue encountered among students is the tendency to constrict airflow during ascent to the upper register. Emphasising the continuity of airflow, like singing, helps alleviate this problem, promoting a balance between lip tension and free airflow.

To encourage sustained airflow, students are encouraged to visualise blowing towards a distant object, mimicking the motion of blowing out a candle. This visualisation reinforces the concept of maintaining consistent airflow, vital for producing clean and articulate notes. By emphasizing precise adjustments and isolating specific physiological actions, students gain a deeper understanding of technique, facilitating effective learning and skill refinement.

There is no short cut, no big mysterious secret, just common-sense development of the natural elements that make for correct playing

– Claude Gordon –

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