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 Re: Rhapsody in Blue
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2018-08-24 10:45

There is a lot of embouchure adjustments and breathing to go with it. Your throat has to be unusually opened and then closed/back to a normal position, as you hit the high C. Dropping your jaw is also recommended. Constant air speed is also a must.

Practice by trying the right hand first then the left hand and when you get the feel of this playing style this way. The right hand comes off first and then the left hand, soon you will feel the 2 hands move gracefully together. Within a week you should have it down.

If you are really having issues start by moving one finger off the key at a time.

Some players can do this from the very low G trill all the way to high C, which is pretty exciting. I cannot as the break messes me up.

Also, use a softer reed. Very important to get that flexibility in your embouchure.

Designer of - Vintage 1940 Cicero Mouthpieces and the La Vecchia mouthpieces

Yamaha Artist 2015

Post Edited (2018-08-24 10:51)

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