Posted by Lew on February 07, 2003 at 10:28:38:
In Reply to: Re: Re: flowing upper register posted by Gary Press on February 07, 2003 at 08:09:47:
I have found that not only imagining buzzing a trumpet, but actually playing trumpet (well actually cornet) occassionally has helped my upper register. I started out on cello and switched to tuba, so I had never played trumpet or any high brass before. Just for the heck of it I decided to try learning trumpet and started playing around on Arban to learn. When I went back to tuba I found that I could hit the high register much more accurately and clearly. I still pick up the cornet a couple of times a week just for fun and find my upper register on tuba stronger than it has ever been. Of course the upper register for me is anything above the C just above the bass clef staff (on a BBb tuba). Could be a placebo effect, but it has worked for me.