One Range – Exercise 5
In this exercise we are trying to develop a light and constant airflow from legato into articulation.
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.
For larger breaths, stop the tempo completely to breath in slowly, then resume playing from the nearest fermata (pause).
The crescendo can be really exaggerated to get the momentum and good pitch in your airflow.
Play all 8th notes with an even feel. Do not try and swing, the articulation is the swing, but still try and play the articulation evenly.
The most important aspect of this exercise is to emulate the sound of legato within articulation.
Spend a week on each Stage and do not move on to the next stage until you play every key in a stage evenly and nearly all keys at the same tempo.
New exercise every month-for advanced players