A New Approach to Altissimo Trumpet Playing - Lynch
Some of the topics considered are: PRESSURE - minimization techniques. EMBOUCHURE - physics and design. AIR FLOW - larynx relaxation and Zen technique. LEFT HAND GRIP - designed to minimize pressure. HORN ANGLE - effects of pivot. PRACTICE AND WARM-UP - and optimized approach. EQUIPMENT - mouthpieces, bore size and other equipment effects. PSYCHOLOGY OF HIGH PLAYING - effect of attitude. PHYSICS OF THE TRUMPET - pressure losses and energy distribution. SPECIALLY DESIGNED EXERCISE PROGRAM - includes partial valve techniques and use of external pressure nodes beyond the bell.