We continue the fifth day by doing the breathing exercises first.
Softening the lips
Do the Bobby Shew "flutter".
One, two, three, "UP" - BUZZ
Buzzing has to do with finesse, not brute force. Roy
Poper, a long time student of James Stamp, said in his book "Roy
Poper's Guide to the Brasswind Methods of James Stamp" (page 8):
|For years I tried to use too much force of wind to accomplish this exercise. When I relaxed and concentrated on the correct form, i.e: corners together, only enough lip tension to start the first note, steady feeling of crescendo on that "Too" etc., steady progress on range began to occur.|
So let us review exercise 1. Try to make it very
soft and if it is easier for you, take the pitch down (maybe to a low G)
Then try Exercise 4 with crescendo, decrescendo to test if the buzz is loose. Use the "flutter" between each exercise.