Stand in the Correct Posture While Playing the Trumpet

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You're watching VisiHow. This is a series on how to play the trumpet. In the previous tutorial, we taught you how to play staccato. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to stand in a correct posture while playing the trumpet. Now that we know how to hold the trumpet correctly, we need to know how to stand correctly in order to play well.

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    Your feet should be planted firmly on the ground next to each other.
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    Your hips should be vertically aligned with your shoulders.
    Your shoulders should not be pushed back so that your chest is pushed forward. Correct positioning of the shoulders, chest, hips, and feet will give you a good foundation for playing the trumpet.
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    When you prepare to play the trumpet, you should position the trumpet so that the bell points straight forward.
    It should be parallel to the floor.
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    Also, your head should not be pushed back or tilted forward.
    Standing straight and holding the trumpet so that shoulders and hips are in alignment will enable you to produce a clear and resonant sound.
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    Now let's play two examples.
    Let's play a slurred C major scale with good posture. Then, let's play the same scale with bad posture. Correct posture entails good support, correct breathing, overall control, effective embouchure, and good support. Bad posture does not give you much confidence while playing, and it also does not give the audience much confidence in you. Bad posture also takes some air out of the lungs by limiting your diaphragm usage when breathing.
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    First, let's play with good posture.
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    Now, let's play with bad posture.
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    Remember that while you may not hear a big difference, your appearance on stage or during a performance is very important.
    In order to build good technique, you need to have correct posture. As it has been said, proper posture includes standing up straight and feeling relaxed. Hold the trumpet straight, with the correct stance.
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