James Thomson

The Buzzing Book

Sample score

Complete method

for: Trumpet

Music lesson book, online media

Item no.340940
Author/ComposerJames Thomson
Languagesgerman, english, french
Scope39 pages
Release year2001
Publisher/ProducerEditions Bim & The Brass Press
Producer No.BIM -TP216
24.60 €
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (Germany )
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Buzzing on the mouthpiece has many benefits if done with a systematic and observant approach. Because the mouthpiece offers less resistance than does the instrument, buzzing helps accustom the player to using more air.

This greater airflow helps let the lips relax and vibrate more freely, producing a more resonant sound. It also makes the player more reliant on his ear to place pitches, just as a singer does.

Further, it aids in developing the most efficient and consistent mouthpiece placement. Finally, perhaps most importantly, mouthpiece buzzing allows the player to develop new and more refined aural/physical habits more easily.