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I found the running out of air concept to be similar to the Claude Gordon studies – very helpful. I’m sure most of you know about his philosophy on breathing and being relaxed — avoid tension was a mantra of his. I credit a ton to both him and Chuck especially for setting me up and making me think that the trumpet wasn’t difficult.

He’s a really fabulous teacher, and is worth having a lesson with if you ever get the chance. I just purchased Bob Findley’s Method Book which looks very good. No, create an account now. methox

He took over the lead book and was dying until he started playng with this type of diaphram support. What an amazing “first” instructor. I just looked at the page referenced above The Science of Breath Chapter 8: Hi all, new here.

Apr 19, 2. Apr 22, 6. Do you already have an account? He has you do an exercise of playing a “G” second line until you run out of air. Bobby Shew uses the Yogi Complete Breath, that is modified somewhat to play the trumpet.


Bob was my first real trumpet teacher at MJC as well. You must log in or sign up to reply here. David Monette’s website discusses “Take a Breath” – same sort trumpe concepts as far as I can determine, see: He does speak very highly of Mr. Apr 20, 5.

I think that all the concepts that he talks about are excellent, and methodd has been in the middle of the LA studio scene for many years. Apr 19, 3.

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It’s trumpet world name is the “Wedge Breath”. Just learning how to do the relaxed inhalation is beneficial in itself. I have been practicing this way – although only for a few days – and I am very excited with the results. Can anyone comment on this, i. He did not specify the “wedge breath” or Yogi Complete Breath. Some of 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.

The book is clearly influenced by Carmine Caruso who I had the privliege of studying with in the early 80’s. Discussion in ‘ Trumpet Discussion ‘ started by gregephApr 19, 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.


He didn’t like to talk about diaphram support or embouchure much since he thought proper breathing would automatically take care of all that. 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. Given Bob’s credentials and abilities, I take this counsel very seriously.

The reason for truumpet post is that I wanted to see if anyone has experience with Bob’s thinking on support.

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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 trumlet to a Maynard Ferguson clinic many years ago, and he suggested that we learn to do Hatha Yoga breathing. I definitely want to check out this Bob Findley book.

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