I can play Double C
Updated: Apr 28, 2021
For decades I've tried to find a way to play my wind and brass instruments effortlessly, especially in the high register. From August 2020 my dream came true!
After 3 months of following instruction from the incomparable Paul Mayes (the trumpet prof), I was able to slur all the notes from low G up to Double C, with little 'effort.' (See videos.)
My challenge was:
1. Not letting my ego stifle the process
2. Loosening the middle lip
3. Training the 'push' from a specific place in the tummy.
4. Angling the back of the tongue, whilst keeping the tongue fully relaxed
5. Keeping the lip 'passive.'
6. Waiting and not judging