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Re: brass help
Posted by i tell on 10/2/2019, 5:09 pm, in reply to "brass help
I tell them to squeeze a skittle or m&m. If you need to go smaller tell them to squeeze a nerd. After the eruption of laughter, we can get back on track and seems to work with most kiddos.
I have beginners on either trombone or trumpet. Most of my students can (trumpet hit low C's or G's) and (trombones B Flat or F). I have some students who are opening the aperture too much. I ask them to close the lips more, but I dont think what I am saying is helping them. How do I get those kids to close their aperture? Are there some other tricks or sayings I can use to help them. Most of them are getting their corners in (lines can be seen in the mirror) . Any brass help would be appreciated!