Re: Exercises to work high range

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Posted by anthony on December 27, 2003 at 17:01:58:

In Reply to: Exercises to work high range posted by Tracy Hooten on December 27, 2003 at 03:40:44:

Try the Rochut etudes which are written for trombone. Practice them in the octave written, one octave below and two octaves below. For the uppermost octave use lots of air to keep the embouchure free blowing. Don't worry about pitches that break, you'll notice each day you will have more facility higher, it maybe a semitone up or a whole tone up, but there is improvement each day.
Another excercise is just playing on the white keys on a piano with your mpc; five notes up and down then progress up one note, nice and slow, lots of air. You will notice when you get to a point on the piano when the pitch breaks or you can't reach the note. stop for the day and come back to it the next day (keep the buzz nice and loose). . .its a progressive thing. I believe and have found upper octave is perfectly attainable step by step.

good luck

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