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4/12/18 Long Tones & Arban’s

Today I took to the horn to spend some time recording long tones.  I have never been the type of musician who played a single tone for as long as possible.  I do on the other hand like playing long tones in Allen Vizzuti Trumpet Method Book 1.  There are a variety of long tones all based on chords.  It helps to hear these chords.  I also buzz these chords using my BERP while fingering.  I will play these tones on both Bb and C trumpets in order to help distinguish between the transposition while always keeping in mind the concert pitch.

Recordings

  1. Long Tones #1
  2. Long Tones #2
  3. Arbans – The Art of Phrasing: Loving I Think Of Thee
  4. Arbans – The Art of Phrasing: Robin Adair

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