Monday, August 17, 2009

Trumpet High Note Observations!

Take a good look at this video from the early 80's of Jon Faddis playing trumpet. There are really great shots of Jon straight on when he's playing in all registers of the trumpet. Amazing to watch how closely his lips are set, that he sets off center, and that he doesn't have to strain facially in any dramatic way to get in to the upper register with authority and power.

I've learned by observing our hero's playing trumpet high notes up close, many of the mystery's can be cleared up.

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