Re: Tongue Problems

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Posted by Joseph Felton on January 11, 1999 at 05:59:00:

In Reply to: Tongue Problems posted by Rob on January 10, 1999 at 20:51:28:

Stop the endless self analyzation and focus on the product. If you think there is a breathing problem work on open relaxed breathing away from the horn. I would also practice buzzing on the mouthpiece in that register. If you can't buzz it you are going to have a hard time playing it. ;b The key to high, in my humble opinion, is 99% percent mental. This may sound corny and cliche but try thinking about blowing a large thick focused air stream *through* your instrument and concentrate on the sound that you want not the problem. You can be certain that Arnold Jacobs never thought about what his oral cavity was doing when he played. ;b
Have fun making music,
joseph :)

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