Play with Lips Trills on the Trumpet

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You're watching VisiHow. This is a video tutorial series on playing the trumpet. In the previous tutorial, we found out how to empty spit out of the trumpet. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to make lip trills on the trumpet.

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    Lip trills can be used to improve the embouchure.
    Embouchure includes the use of muscles around the mouth. These muscles help with endurance, stamina, and control while playing the instrument. Lip trills will improve the quality of sound. In this tutorial, trills, or slurring, between two notes will be performed.
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    For example, in C major, there is the sixth step, A.
    You can play A, C, A, C, A, C, A, and C, continuing to go faster or slower. This exercise will help improve the embouchure while you are developing as a player. When you are playing with lip trills, you need to use your breath to control the interval. You do not want to fluctuate around the pitch with your embouchure.
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    For this exercise, you want to keep your facial muscles steady.
    Otherwise, playing with muscles can become a bad habit. Remember to take a deep breath and stand or sit with good posture. Refer to our tutorials to see how to do that.
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    Now, let's perform an exercise starting with A.
    Let's play A, C, A, C, A, C, A, and C. You can also play anything like G and C or B and C to create a lip trill (fluctuation of air).
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    Next, let's play G and C, since it will be easier as both notes use the open-valve position.
    This way, you will not have to press and release the valves.
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    Note that in this exercise, there is no fluctuation or embouchure.
    Instead, there is breath to control the pitch and volume. This exercise will help to build the muscles around your mouth so that you can improve your stamina and endurance as a musician.
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    Practice the trills using the open valve position, such as with C and G, G and C, or C and E.
    You can also use other keys for this exercise by pressing down the valves.
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