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How to play in the upper register, part 2

How to play in the upper register, part 2

In addition to trying to take the musical approach to building our upper register (as we talked about in the first part of this upper register series: watch it here if you haven’t seen it yet) there are certainly some exercises that we can do to complement that approach.

These exercises should be treated as such, and exercise. A tool to help build up something we are trying to improve. Please remember to be mindful of taking breaks when practicing upper register exercises. It’s very easy to overdue it! As much as you can, think about singing through the upper register, and that it’s just an extension of the stronger parts of your range!

Happy Practicing -

Nick

Refresh your Trombone Flexibility Routine!

To me, flexibility means have the means to do what you need to do, when you need to do it (on the horn). High register, low register, loud, soft, etc. It’s like stretching for an athlete - you can’t just start running hard and expect the optimal results without first preparing your body for action. As brass players, we can’t escape flexibility exercises. 
 
However, it sometimes can get monotonous to play the same exercises day in and day out. So here, I’ve included a couple of exercises that will give you some new challenges in your daily flexibility practice! 
 
 
See you next time - 
 

 

Nick