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Trumpetingbynurture
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:38 pm    Post subject: Compression Training System Reply with quote

Just curious who has tried out Larry Meregilliano's Compression Training System?

Looks like an interesting idea and seems like it would target the muscles we use to play possibly better than other isometrics like the pencil exercise, P.E.T.E or even buzzing, because the rim of the mouthpiece is in play?

Quite a few pros seem to be finding it useful: Mike Lovatt, Mark Upton... This guy:

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This podcast was interesting as well. Louis Dowdeswell also mentions that he finds it useful as a teaching aid.
https://www.facebook.com/larry.meregillano/videos/10158874633805255

Anyone else here tried it out?

Seems like a great way to stay in shape when you can't get as much time on the trumpet as you'd like, which is most of the time for most people I'd guess!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought one 2 weeks ago, and actually posted a topic quite similar to this one last week. So far I've had great results. For me, the results were almost instantaneous. Once your body figures out how to generate more pressure at the aperture, that's how you play higher notes. I think that's how Louis Dowdeswell was talking about it as a teaching tool in the podcast. To me, the benefits carry over beyond range, and have resulted in better articulations, stronger sound across the whole horn, especially in the low register, a better buzz, and a much easier playing experience. I've had great results with it so far and will definitely be recommending it to my trumpet playing friends. I know Larry has really put his heart and soul into the CTS, and I hope more people will try it out. For the price, it really is a great deal, especially considering it has done more for my range and facility than any new mouthpiece or horn has. I think it includes a lesson with Larry as well, which really makes it a steal.
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Trumpetingbynurture
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool! I've tried most gadgets and they usually help with keeping you in shape, but none of them will really correct how you actually play the instrument in the way you're describing, that's quite unique! Guess I'd better give it a go!
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone else?
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GeorgeB
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a link of where to buy this system ?
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeorgeB wrote:
Is there a link of where to buy this system ?


I looked around and found this:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cts-larrymeregillano/compression-training-system-by-larry-meregillano
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is Larry's Website:
https://www.trumpetlegacy.com

I think the kickstarter is closed now. I bought it from the website. You need to make a login when you checkout, and you can get access to the ebook and tutorial videos as soon as you checkout. I think the CTS comes with a one-on-one lesson with Larry as well, which I have not used yet.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goby wrote:
This is Larry's Website:
https://www.trumpetlegacy.com

I think the kickstarter is closed now. I bought it from the website. You need to make a login when you checkout, and you can get access to the ebook and tutorial videos as soon as you checkout. I think the CTS comes with a one-on-one lesson with Larry as well, which I have not used yet.


Thanks!
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