Trumpet Momentum Volume 1 - How to play high notes
Trumpet Momentum is a philosophy that I live by in my daily routine. It is literally how I live and I encourage you to explore these principles and apply them to your own journey.
This first installment of "Trumpet Momentum" focuses on the elements of playing high notes. In reality, these physics principles apply to all notes from the lowest to highest. Most of us think of high notes as difficult or seemingly unattainable only because the mid-range is likely missing balance.
The four primary elements necessary for high notes played without excessive pressure include:
Getting to the heart of the Trumpet Momentum philosophy, finding balance is the first element required for success in anything. The rest of this blog entry is in video format in two parts, which I believe is more useful than words. Please leave your comments below and I will answer your questions individually or in the next installment of Trumpet Momentum.
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6/2/2016 02:43:21 pm
Good video on high notes. Good to hear your personal story.
10/10/2016 03:58:38 pm
tres interressant cette video j attend la suite pas convaincu mais je donne la chance au courreur
6/2/2016 07:09:21 pm
Jason,,,I'm so glad I made time today to catch up on your latest invention and videos. When I think of you and your life..the word Perseverance comes to mind first...many more: ambitious, curious, free thinker...and more...all of your achievements...are fruits of your VISION that turn into reality....the AGR, the 5 MM..SWE concepts... no one is even in this realm of imagining the "possibilities". Kudos and congratulations are small words to recognize your talents and achievements!
6/14/2016 05:19:07 am
Thanks Otto, I appreciate your kind words and partnership in all things trumpet!
6/9/2016 01:58:10 pm
Such an inspiring concept and mentality on life, not only trumpet and technique! Your story is so motivating and the concepts you are putting forward with this device and book is a completely unique and powerful tool that everybody musicians and non musicians alike will benefit tremendously from. Thank you for all your efforts, can't wait to use this when it is released!
6/14/2016 05:20:56 am
Hi Andrew, thank you for participating in Trumpet Momentum and giving me the opportunity to share my experiences. I truly hope that everyone can see the value in this approach to brass playing and life.
6/14/2016 08:57:24 am
Does the trumpet you play on effect high notes significantly? I play on a tattered kind of beat up bach (not a strad, i don't have the money) and i can hit a high A one ledger above the staff, but past that i have found i pressurize my lips against the trumpet just to attempt to get any sort of C out. Thoughts?
6/15/2016 12:50:21 am
Great video with the high note momentum system. Lots of great info. Do you feel the bore size of the horn or the material it's made with effects high not playing as well?
JOSÉ MANUEL ANAYA
6/15/2016 04:49:07 am
Son unas trompetas de ensueño
6/15/2016 07:16:13 am
I've appreciated your work and artistry since first purchasing one of your horns, a Bravura, your work and perseverance is a testament to your character as well. I'm sure your future will be bright.
7/18/2016 10:58:04 pm
Momentum device is an accesorios for trumpet?? I have a yamaha trumpet I want to get high notes easier. Craig help us please. Answer me please. Tks
8/9/2016 06:50:32 pm
Can you make your special braced tuning slide (no nodes) for a Schilke ( S32) or a Bach (Strad). or is the gain so small it will not be worth it.
9/7/2016 11:40:21 am
Jason, After our previous conversations I was able to fully look over everything you have on your site to offer. I nearly cried watching these videos. This is what happened to me. Memory wiped, trying to go back to that lead player I was. If you have time, I'd like to discuss further and follow your concept. I think this is finally what I've been looking for. So many people want to see me fail. I will not do so. I'm so determined to relearn. I'm self-taught. If I was able to do it before, It's lingering somewhere. Just need a little help instead of tons of I useful information. I'd like to understand the "momentum and the physics".
5/17/2022 05:39:00 pm
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