Given the many demanding disciplines involved in achieving a solid “sound” on the trumpet, it's easy to understand why most trumpet methods concentrate on breath control/ support, range and endurance- and attention to air/finger coordination is often overlooked. The purpose of these exercises is to challenge and develop greater finger strength, speed and flexibility.
For best results, practice these exercises in strict tempo – with a metronome – making sure that you push the valves down firmly. As you master, increase tempo in small increments. Always keep your air stream supported and sing through the entire exercise. Remember, the last note is as important (if not, more) as the first!
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