My dad, Lido Vizzutti, taught me trumpet until I was . If you are struggling with a high note in the new piece, learn the music all around the. I got this book some weeks back, and while you still need a teacher and a lot of practice to get its full potential it for sure want hurt your high. upper-register playing, thereby serving as a guide enabling trumpet 23 Allen Vizzutti, High Notes for Trumpet (Village Place Music, ).

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High Note Secrets from Allen Vizzutti – Essential Trumpet Lessons

Emotion and musicality blossom in this settting. Check back for updates soon! At the jazz club late one night, Buster took a solo flight. Breathing should be practiced and noticed every day. The best guy at the high note game?

Here’s what you need to figure out: Go do home work. The shorter sentences still remind me of the 3 elements in the first and longest mantra. Not having an open mind. Not practicing enough softly.

Detailed discussion of those type of things will eventually follow but for my opening article at my website launch I simply want to tell you my personal performance mantra.

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The following are typical and common pitfalls that cause stiffness, poor response, and general inconsistency in trumpet playing: Not warming up – minutes – always. Vizzutti Vizzion Welcome to Allen’s mini-blog. Concentrating and working on embouchure and corner strength – not viizzutti. Playing super heavy weight mouthpieces or trumpets – not necessary — this equipment creates artificial resistance and dead sound.

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Practice shorter times but more than once a day. If you sound terrible and can take a day off – do it. While I will remain very active touring, performing and writing, the demise of traditional record companies and their retail outlets has left me, and many other artists, in a fluid business situation concerning recording financing, production and distribution.

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That leads to frequent mistakes, lack of confidence and bad habits. Tongue placement too low in middle and upper range. Good endurance and confidence follow.

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The above 3 items make me very stiff so I don’t practice them unless I need to brush up a technical move in which case minimal practice on lip slurs for instance does the trick. I have been know to inscribe that with my autograph as well. I hope to record more soon. Leaving the hihg on your chops too long without a lift-off or lightening of pressure. To make a beautiful sound you have to play the trumpet correctly. The concept of efficient tone production, steady smooth airflow, relaxation and aperture control.

Trumpet players should never forget the importance of learning to breathe deeply, automatically, consistently and in a relaxed fashion. That is precisely the point. Specific warm-up material is notse the Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Method books. There is no path that is exactly the same for all players but great ideas and solid musical materials work well for most of us.


I have been preaching the same basic ideas to help trumpet players perform and improve quickly and consistently for a long time. Trumpet players like to try, To play notes loud and fast and high. Welcome to Allen’s mini-blog. You need to breath and you need to get by the first note. Ever higher notes he blew, As if with God to rendezvous. Consistency in sound and performance is the next inevitable result.

It is my intention to periodically add articles to this section and answer questions, inspire and express ideas, and offer technical and musical advice based on my 40 plus years of playing, practicing and performing. The trombones blared, the saxes romped, The drums and upright bass, they stomped!

What more could one ask? Practicing too many lip slurs in the upper register top of staff and above. Fundamentals never change but the interpretation of the techniques with which to establish sound fundamentals, pun intended, vary. AV My book “High Notes” in the merchandise section has text and practical studies and etudes about all of this for the classical or jazz trumpet player.

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