One Range – Exercise 4
In this exercise we are trying to develop a light and constant airflow from legato into staccato.
Look at the top center of your bell when playing-to reduce trumpet movement.
For the comma’d breath marks, inhale a small amount of air through your nose-to ensure the embouchure remains in position with as little disruption as possible to the airflow.
The crescendo can be really exaggerated to get the momentum into your airflow for the subsequent arpeggio.
The dynamics of crescendo whether ascending or descending should sound and feel as similar as possible. This is unusual in descent (at first),
but will ensure that you play faster air in descent -reducing facial movement and effort.
This exercise is a continuation of One Range Exercise 1
New exercise every month-for advanced players