Buzz with Lips when Playing the Trumpet

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Hi! You're watching VisiHow. This is a video tutorial series on how to play the trumpet. In the previous tutorial, we discussed how to hold the trumpet. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to buzz your lips together when playing the trumpet.

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    Our buzzing translates into sound on the instrument.
    Buzzing is vibrating your lips in order to create a pitch on the trumpet. You have to breathe well with the nose or the mouth and work with the diaphragm expansion to create a foundation. It is easier to buzz if your lips are a bit moist. You can lick your lips before buzzing. When playing at a higher pitch, the buzz should be "smaller" and tighter. For a lower pitch, the buzz should be "bigger".
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    You can begin by blowing a sound in between a "B" and a "P" into your hand.
    Mostly the lips form the sound. You should feel a puff of air when you practice this. Over time, you will be able to prolong the sound and produce a consistent buzzing noise.
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    Using a combination of the lip buzzing and the air you are pushing out, the pitch can be changed from high to low.
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This was a tutorial on how to buzz your lips together when playing the trumpet. Please make sure to view our next tutorial on how to do buzzing exercises. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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