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tcutrpt
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It makes me sad that the method that is changing my playing is receiving so little discussion recently. I'm curious if anyone has any recent successes to share! Any insights that help understand the concepts better.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, let's see, what specific Stamp stuff have I been doing recently:

I've been using the arpeggio warm-up each morning, either the one with the triads or the one with the added sixths...
Also been playing the Stevens etudes at the end of the book to warm down with - great flexibility check.

But, mostly, I just apply the Stamp concepts to nearly anything I'm doing or working on. That's the beauty of it - once you get the concept from the drills, it's very natural and easy to apply it to anything and smooth it out. Or, as Bert Truax used to say, 'Stamp it Out!'

Anybody else?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm finding the same to hold true for me. I've been doing the Stamp exercises for about two months after I finally got some lessons with Bert Truax. I can tell that the development from the Stamp exercises is starting to carry over to my normal playing. It's a very exciting time. I can tell big improvements in sound, flexibility, tonguing, and all around agility from the relatively short time I've been incorporating the concepts into my practice.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do the stamp warmups every day without fail. I feel that they give me a great grounding for the rest of the day.

I like the way they connect the high and low ends of the range together as they progress. I think its a great idea to play down to pedal notes and then back up again as this helps to ensure you are not changing your mouth position to a completely different setting to play pedal notes.

I practise one set and then sing it back straight away, that seems to work for me

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first thing I play every day is one of the Stamp warmups. They help to relax me from the day before and loosen my lips up for the day ahead.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too rely on stamp for a ton of concepts.

I do the quick breath excercise with some regularity to get the mouthpiece off the face then back on ASAP. Really helps me with endurance.

I also love the octave excercises with the upper chromatic neighbors.

Definitely, stamp method saved me from being just another bad trumpeter. Now I'm just another mediocre one.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been doing Stamp 3 and 4, and just today I had some of the best applicable vibrato that's ever emenated from my horn, despite my over-worked chops.
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