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He does speak very highly of Mr. I just looked at the page referenced above The Science of Breath Chapter 8: I took six lessons with Vince Penzarella back in the ‘s and I’ve been listening to the tapes of those lessons again I recently converted them to CD before the tapes disintegrate. It’s trumpet world name is the “Wedge Breath”. Just learning how to do the relaxed inhalation is beneficial in itself.

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I have been practicing this way – although only for a bkb days – and I am very excited with the results. What an amazing “first” instructor. Do you already have an account?

The Yogi Complete Breath Pete. I’m sure most of you know about his philosophy on breathing and being relaxed — avoid tension was a mantra of his.

I found the running out of air concept to be similar to the Claude Gordon studies – very helpful. I credit a ton to both him and Chuck especially for setting me up and making me think that the trumpet wasn’t difficult. Apr 20, 5. Share This Page Tweet. He didn’t like to talk about diaphram support or embouchure much since he thought proper breathing would automatically take care of all that.


The reason for trumoet post is that I wanted to see if anyone has experience with Bob’s thinking on support. Bob teaches that this is the way the diaphram should feel at all times to provide support regardless of whether your playing a loud lead passage or a simple riff in the low register.

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Bobby Shew uses the Yogi Complete Breath, that is modified somewhat to play the trumpet. Can anyone comment on methpd, i. Given Bob’s credentials and abilities, I take this counsel very seriously.

I just purchased Bob Findley’s Method Book which looks very good. Your name or email address: I had some master classes at Maine Jazz Camp with Bob and Chuck Fnidley when I was younger, and got to spend a good deal of time hanging out and talking to them, also. Hi all, new here.

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Search Media New Media. Trumoet book is clearly influenced by Carmine Caruso who I had the privliege of studying with in the early 80’s. Apr 22, 6.

Specifically, it feels like I can draw on the support of my diaphram instead of my lip. David Monette’s website discusses “Take a Breath” – same sort of concepts as far as I can determine, see: Penzarella also wouldn’t advocate holding the breath for a few moments since that can bring tension into play. No, create an account now. I went to a Maynard Ferguson clinic many years ago, and he suggested that we learn to do Hatha Yoga breathing.


They are usually so tense with their upper bodies, that they can’t physically let go and allow it to happen. Yes, my password is: Apr 19, 3. Apr 19, 2.

He’s a really fabulous teacher, and is worth having a lesson with if you ever get the chance.

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I’d like to check out the Yoga breathing techniques mentioned here and see how they compare to the Penzarella thing which actually comes from a lot of Arnold Jacobs teachings. I definitely want to check out this Bob Findley book. You must log in or sign ttumpet to reply here. Bob’s book is excellent! Bud Brisbois, according to Bobby, showed him how to use it. The Science of Breath Chapter 8: You don’t use the step that has you holding the breath for a few seconds, and you raise your shoulders at the last part of the inhalation.

Discussion in ‘ Trumpet Blb ‘ started by gregephApr 19, Bob was my first real trumpet teacher at MJC as well.

Caruso, and expressed that he is very greatful that trmupet had the chance to study with him. He did not specify the “wedge breath” or Yogi Complete Breath.