Allen Vizzutti. Village Place Music, Bibliographic information. QR code for High Notes for Trumpet. Title, High Notes for Trumpet. Author, Allen Vizzutti. 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. Great advice from the amazing Allen Vizzutti [vids, music, books]. Airstream, aperture, and mouthpiece advice. Just cleaned up my.

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Welcome to Allen’s mini-blog. Please click on entry titles to read full entries. Check back for updates soon! The following are typical and common pitfalls that cause stiffness, poor response, and general inconsistency in trumpet playing: Not warming up – minutes – always.

Specific warm-up material is in the Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Method books. 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.

Not practicing enough softly. Leaving the mouthpiece on your chops too long without a lift-off or lightening of pressure. Playing super heavy weight mouthpieces or trumpets – not necessary — this equipment creates artificial resistance and dead sound.

Not having an open mind.

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The concept of efficient tone production, steady smooth airflow, relaxation and aperture control. Practice shorter times but more than once a day. If you sound terrible and can take a day off – do it. Go do home work. Hang vizzuttk some cool people.

Pick your friend’s brains about trumpet – with a grain of salt. Fundamentals never change but the interpretation of the techniques with which to establish sound fundamentals, pun wllen, vary. 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. 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 higj player.


Trumpet players like to try, To play notes loud and fast and high. The best guy at the high note game? Why, Buster Lipcrack was his name.

At the jazz club late one night, Buster took a solo flight. The trombones blared, the saxes romped, The drums and upright bass, they stomped! And Buster Lipcrack, without fear, Blew up to the stratosphere.

His solo chorus caught on fire, His trumpet screaming ever higher, Soon his valves began to smoke, Windows! Ever higher hih he blew, As if with God to rendezvous. While I will remain very active touring, performing and writing, the demise of traditional record companies and their aallen outlets has left me, and many other artists, in a fluid business situation concerning recording financing, production and distribution. As large electronic companies design away disk drives and Fizzutti we the consumer obediently fall in line with nktes world model they devise for profit.

Artists suffer great losses. Yet – there has never been a more easy and efficient way to reach your fan base with your offerings than the internet. Grass roots, niche type artists without huge marketing budgets vizzzutti conceivably reach their fans more easily than any time before.

I hope to record more soon. I have been preaching the same basic ideas to help trumpet players qllen and improve quickly and consistently for a long time. It is exciting for me to now have the opportunity through the net to continue sharing information about which I think visitors to this site will be interested.

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.


I prefer not to get into a long winded explanation about the working fundamentals of trumpet playing and the intricate balance of elements needed to successfully make it all nores.

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. My personal performance mantra?

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I have been know to inscribe that with my autograph as well. The shorter sentences still remind me of the 3 ntoes in the first and longest mantra. Trumpet players should never forget the importance of learning to breathe deeply, automatically, consistently and in a relaxed fashion.

Breathing should be practiced and noticed every day. That is precisely the point. Nofes leads to notez mistakes, lack of confidence and bad habits. To make a beautiful sound you have to play the trumpet correctly. You need to breath and you need to get by the first note. Am I starting to make sense? Consistency in sound and performance is the next inevitable result.

Good endurance and confidence follow. Emotion and musicality blossom in this settting. What more could one ask? Vizzutti Vizzion Welcome to Allen’s mini-blog. Practicing too many lip slurs in the upper register top of staff and above.

Concentrating and working on embouchure and corner strength – not necessary. Not being willing to experiment. Not inhaling habitually in a relaxed and deep way.

Tongue placement too low in middle and upper range.

Here’s what you need to figure out: