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Trumpet Professor

Although there can sometimes be many answers to a question, The Trumpet Professor tries to answer questions about trumpet playing- from the most basic to the most complex.

Here's what the very famous tumpeter Herbert L. Clarke had to say about his "easy" way of playing high.

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Do you feel sluggish at the beginning of your warm-up? Try this... warm up your instrument before you start to play. Just pour warm water through your trumpet before starting the warm-up. Put the water down the bell of your instrument....the water needs to be warm but not hot....hot water will take the lacquer off of a lacquered trumpet so again, use warm water but not hot water. Give this a try for a week and then evaluate this simple technique. Many pros and students alike have found this helpful. Give it a try and see if it works for you.
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