Hello, i've been trying my hardest to get loads of air to make my pedal register (below pedal C) much broader (and louder!) than it is at the moment, with no luck. Can anyone provide any help?
Can't actually recommend this one - I'm still finding it challenging to find the tuning on some of the upper notes folowing my return to my 'ickle euph.Bass Blaster said:Just get promoted to BBb bass for 6 months, when you go back to that lical instument, you probably will be depressed, but stick with it because now you will play properly, pedal notes and all!!!.
By "open emboucher", I hope you didn't mean open your aperture.........that is fatal, I have been down that road.Naruco said:Practice
Open Embourcour (sp!!!!)
Use your Diaphragm
Steven Mead refuses to pivot at all to make these notes sound better, with the result that, although he plays a pedal D (i.e. 1st harmonic) and a super G with an identical embouchure position, neither note is as good-sounding as it might be. I applaud the principle, but in practise, many inferior players make more of the lowest pedals than he does by gurning into the mouthpiece.Australian Euphonium said:I gather from your website you take alot of advice from Steve Mead.... No one seems to have mastered keeping pedals broad and fullsome better than he, so I guess you're already on the right track!!!