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I'm a trumpet player, and I "just stop blowing" to end notes. When I try the "inhale to stop" approach, the initial results were that the pitch sagged right at the end; however, I believe I could eliminate that with practice. The other difference is that the "just stop blowing" ending is a bit "rounder" -- more tapered ...


Consider a garden hose with a multi-sprayer attachment, where you can rotate the sprayer to provide different out flows (eg.: mist, jet, cone, etc.). If you use the "jet" setting, you'll get water jetting out of the hose. It's moving very fast, but (even ignoring splashes) you'll fill a bucket up faster if you use the "rinse" setting (or ...


faster air I have never heard! faster must concern the vibration of the lips which is built by the pressure of the air, the closing and the tension of the lips to produce higher tones. Lower tones need more air and looser lip pressure, less tension -> slower vibration.


Because the aperture (the center of the embouchure, where the air column comes through) must be larger and the vibration created "wider" for lower notes, a larger volume of air is required per duration of time a low note is sounded, compared to higher pitches. For higher notes, because the aperture is smaller, the "same" volume of air as ...

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