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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.


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 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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