The subject of High Gear Embouchure, embouchure shifts ... often comes up in forums.
I decided to do a book to address this issue. The largest book so far had 5 pages of instructions, 2 pages of pictures and some music.
This book has over 1 hour of video showing you the main ways that pro players use the idea of High/Low Sets to play.
At the end of the book are links to 30 minutes of video of Andrea Tofanelli, Keith Fiala and me teaching this idea.
All notes are not created equally:
Many people think that every note on the trumpet responds the same way to an increase in arch, or compression, or breath support, or even facial tension. That isn't what really happens.
How The Chops Work
Trumpet Embouchure explained
This book contains 69 pictures and diagrams showing how all of the major embouchures make compression.
It shows how curl works, how and why compression fights the air so much easier than tension, what the chops should look like playing different trumpet embouchures in different registers.
Be your own teacher
Do it yourself Trumpet Teaching Video
This is a complete trumpet course.
It has 70 video clips (3 hours), some audio clips, written music, all in an Ebook.
It covers topics like:
The questions in this book cover all aspects of trumpet playing such as:
4 types of Embouchures
Sensation Theory Drill
Air on the Move is a 6 hour long trumpet lesson. It is what is normally covered in an all day trumpet lesson for range. I've had people add more than an octave of range after taking this master class. It covers advanced techniques for air compression and aperture control. I also show you how to pull down the mental wall that has been stopping you in the past. It is all text and no music.
I asked some of the best of the best for their ideas about trumpet embouchures.
In this 244 page Ebook (200 page print book) are the thoughts of over 70 Trumpet pros:
Authors of over 76 trumpet books;
College trumpet professors;
Pro players who have recorded over 3,500 movie, tv and cartoon soundtracks;