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The reason for my post is that I wanted to see if anyone has experience with Bob’s thinking on support. He has his students doing breath excercises on a 5 liter respiratory bag to get the sensation of filling up and expelling air without becoming tense in the upper body — something like a bellows fndley air in constant motion.

Bob’s book is excellent! Specifically, it feels like I can draw on the support of my diaphram instead of my lip. The book is great and a must in my studio collection. Hi all, new here. Apr 19, 4. He took over the lead book and was dying until he started playng with this type of diaphram support. Apr 19, 1.

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. Penzarella also wouldn’t advocate holding the breath for a few moments since that can bring tension into play.

Some bobb the things that he talks about aren’t necessarily Carmine Caruso things, but he did study with him, and uses some of the terminology in the book. Do you already have an account?


Apr 22, 6. I have been practicing this way – although only for a few days – and I am very excited with the results.

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The finley is to feel how much you need to use your diaphram as you run out of air. The book is clearly influenced by Carmine Caruso who I had the privliege of studying with in the early 80’s.

I went to a Maynard Ferguson clinic many years ago, and he suggested that we learn to do Hatha Yoga breathing.

Can anyone comment on this, i. I just purchased Bob Findley’s Method Book which looks very good.

It’s trumpet world name is the “Wedge Breath”. Just learning how to do the relaxed inhalation is beneficial in itself. David Monette’s website discusses “Take a Breath” – same sort of concepts as far as I can determine, see: He metod like to talk about diaphram support or embouchure much since he thought proper breathing would automatically take care of all that.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. Bobby Shew uses the Yogi Complete Breath, that is modified somewhat to play the bon.

I found the running out of air concept to be similar to the Claude Gordon studies – very helpful. Apr 22, 7. Apr 19, 3. Caruso, and expressed that he is very greatful that he had the chance to study with him. I credit a ton to both him and Chuck especially for setting me up and making me think that the trumpet wasn’t difficult. 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.


Share This Page Tweet. Yes, my password is: He did not specify the “wedge breath” or Yogi Complete Breath. I teach students how to do the Hatha Yoga relaxed breath.

He does speak very highly of Mr. 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. Findlfy 20, 5. No, create an account now. Given Bob’s credentials and abilities, I take this counsel very seriously.

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The Science of Tgumpet Chapter 8: Here’s a link to the breathing info: I had some master classes at Mfthod Jazz Camp with Bob and Chuck Findley when I was younger, and got to spend a good deal of time hanging out and talking to them, also. Discussion in ‘ Trumpet Discussion ‘ started by gregephApr 19, Bud Brisbois, according to Bobby, showed him how to use it.

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

Your name or email address: When they do get it, it does help a lot. What an amazing “first” instructor.