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Lip Slurs    14:34 on Friday, December 19, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Tromboner555
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I'm having some trouble lip slurring. I can't slur from the high D to anything higher. I play jazz and its kinda important on some of the pieces i am playing. I no your going to say get a teacher and im working on that currently but i also heard that diffferent mothpieces can help. Does gold make a difference? and also the shape..should a bowl or cut-in sort of shape would work best?

Thanks

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Re: Lip Slurs    15:38 on Friday, December 19, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Steve
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If you can't slur above a D, a mouthpiece change isn't going to help you. You said it yourself. You need a teacher. There is just too much to explain that just won't work in this setting. You need someone to see and hear you play. Sorry.
If you're ever in the Virginia Beach area, look me up, I'll help you out.

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Re: Lip Slurs    16:00 on Friday, December 19, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Tromboner555
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Nah i live in FL but thanks and about mouthpieces...should i get a new or anything? or just keep the one i have


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Re: Lip Slurs    16:51 on Saturday, December 20, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

DanTheMaster
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Why would you get a new one? Like Steve said, your problem is not with your mouthpiece. It's your chops. Get a teacher to help you.

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Re: Lip Slurs    21:56 on Monday, December 22, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Tromboner555
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K, thanks guys


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Re: Lip Slurs    21:36 on Friday, January 02, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jRent2011
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Do your best at doing some lip slurs in your warmup and warm down every time you practice. I do a lot of lip slurs when I warm up and they have gotten to be so easy because I do them everyday.

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Re: Lip Slurs    23:27 on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

theTromboni
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Something that helped me a lot with lip slurs and higher range in general is, somewhere in my practice, for about five minutes, getting out in 6th-7th position and going up and down, as high and low as I can. My parents certainly don't appreciate it, but what can I say? My band director told us to do them. They are appropiately named "elephant calls."

But!! #1 priority is to get a teacher. That's the best thing you can do.

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Re: Lip Slurs    16:20 on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

tromboner_gurl12
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Hi! I'm actually just learning how to slur but i have learned some things that might help a lot. (i don't know if you already know this stuff...) What you can do is kind of say "too" when you start the note, then when you slur it, say "dooo" and don't seperate it just make it all one word and make a tighter embechour (i know i probably spelled that wrong lol). K hope this helps! Send me a message sometime!

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Re: Lip Slurs    21:09 on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

DanTheMaster
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You talk about using syllables to switch notes. While this is a good thing to learn, syllables are not used to lip slur.



   

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