COOL TEE HISSING BREATHING TEST & TECHNIQUE
Many brass teaching gurus spout that the only way to upper register and high range is AIR! Nothing could be further from the truth because I have personally witnessed players fail over and over by following the air only advice. That said, AIR is a very important component of playing in all registers.....Lol, we are playing a wind instrument, right? However, it is COMPRESSED AIR that is the sweet spot for improving playing in the upper register.
You MUST develop the ability to compress air into jet-like fast, cold air with laser focus. It is a big component of playing in the upper register and extreme upper register.
This 2 1/2 minute VIDEO TUTORIAL is a great way to get lift off in developing your compression of air. There is also a test which will let you know if you are compressing air fast enough to be used appropriately in the upper register.
Get this video tutorial and get started on your path to FAST, COMPRESSED AIR!