1, Week Two
We start second weeks session with a breathing
exercises. (Melodic breathing is now part of the finger exercise below)
We also continue second week with a lip
(part 8 from Week 1)
Do the "Shew flutter" exercise
Then we start off with buzzing the mouthpiece.
Remember what Mendez says: "Slow! Caution! .. First in this step is
finding the vibrating center of the lips."
also start working on developing finger dexterity. If you have a BERP use
it, if not, tape the mouthpiece outside on the leadpipe. This is important
to make this exercise close to a playing situation.
samples of lip- and B.E.R.P-buzz
is two samples of buzzing done by Nick Drozdoff from Chicago (in RealAudio
format). Nick also made a book where he uses these exercises (see under
the "Methods & Books" section).