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Roel.Flores
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the response. Nice to know i don't have to be a great buzzer. I do buzz and it helps a lot but I just can't buzz high.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jarrelainen wrote:
Anyone out there using this book also?


Every day. Happily with good results.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

In high school and during my undergraduate studies 25 years ago, I used buzzing basically everyday as part of my warm up. I have been a band director for almost 20 years now and still play trumpet just enough to stay happy and aggrivated. I have recently increased my practice time and returned to a more consistent use of mouthpiece buzzing including Buzzing Basics. I have noticed an increased ease and resonance in my sound. I know the increased practice time can be given some of the credit, but I believe that Buzzing Basics is the cornerstone of my recent improvement.

For those of you that buzz as part of your routine, do you buzz just the mouthpiece or use some type of buzzing aide like a BERP etc?

Thanks and happy trumpeting!

Stan
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went off an on with a berp and with a brassbuzzer. The berp had some resistance to it which was nice at times.

Since I now to 1-4 first thing in the morning and with a practice mute, I cup my hand around the mouthpiece when I buzz to make it muffled. The added resistance has been excellent training. I have noticed no negative impact in doing it with a practice mute and muffled mouthpiece. I, however, still try to do it un-muffled once or twice a week if possible.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been doing the first 4 exercises every day since 2015, when I took a lesson from James Thompson. The results have been great!

I've just started to do Stamp Ex3 this week.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Thompson right at the beginning of the playing day, after doing breathing exercises a la Gordon and free-buzzing a la Poper. Right now I'm only using exercises 1-4. This is my second pass through Thompson. All told, perhaps fifteen minutes from the start. So far, this has resulted in a very efficient warmup and leads easily into the beginning of practice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jarrelainen wrote:
Anyone out there using this book also?


Yes,every day, Results are good.

Jorma from Finland
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