Gain Endurance to Play Long Notes on the Trumpet

Edited by Toradze, VisiHow, Eng, Hotelier

You're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial series on how to play the trumpet. In the previous tutorial, we discussed how to single-tongue the trumpet. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to play long notes on the trumpet. We will go over some daily drills that you can do to increase the endurance and stamina of your embouchure. As you begin practicing, remember to keep good posture, good embouchure, and a strong, focused stream of air. Our first daily drill comes from Max Schlossberg's book of daily drills and exercises. It is, along with Arban's book, a very important book to help in the development of your embouchure and technique.

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    Practice the first drill
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    Slur notes from G to a higher C, back to G, then lower C, and G, holding the last G to focus on the pitch. That exercise was in first position.
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    Next, do a drill in the second position
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    Push down on the middle valve. Second position helps you to create the F# and B notes in the lower register.
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    The third position is held by pressing the first valve
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    This is the valve located closest to the mouthpiece. Third position helps us create Bb and F notes.
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    Practice the fourth position
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    Do it by pressing down the first two valves together, which helps you to create A and E.
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    Practice the fifth position
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    The position is held by pressing valves two and three at the same time. The fifth position helps you to produce the Ab and Eb notes.
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    Practice the sixth position
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    The position is held by pressing the first and third valves together, which helps you create the G and D notes.
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    The last, seventh, position is formed by pressing down all three valves at the same time
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    The seventh position is used for the notes C# and F#. Remember to take breaks during these exercises. However, continuing these drills will help you strengthen your muscles.
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This was a tutorial on how to play long notes on the trumpet. Please make sure to view our next tutorial on how to hold the trumpet correctly. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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Recent edits by: Eng, VisiHow, Toradze

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