Chapter 13: Home on the High Range

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold your foot long enough to enable you to put the other somewhat higher. ~Thomas Henry Huxley

Chapter 13: Home on the High Range.

This Chapter Covers:

  • What is high range,
  • how to increase your range,
  • specific techniques for range,
  • basic range exercises,
  • range method books.

Terms to Know:

  • high C: A term used by trumpet players. The C two leger lines above the treble clef staff.
  • double high C: The C that is 5 leger lines above the treble clef staff.
  • set: The specific position and flexion of an embouchure to produce a certain note. Playing high uses a different set than playing low.

Extra Resources for This Chapter (click for larger images):

  • Figure 1: Note examples (p. 135)

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  • Figure 2: Lip buzz exercise (p. 138)

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  • Figure 3: Lip Failure Exercise (p. 142)

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  • Figure 4: Pianissimo exercises

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  • Figure 5: 2 octave scale exercise

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Videos of some of the players mentioned in the chapter:

The Usual Resources:



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