[Dixielandjazz] Help a brother out

Mike C. mike at michaelcryer.com
Thu Sep 29 20:21:05 PDT 2005

I would start out really slow. Concentrate on good warm ups with lots of 
long tone work. Long tones is really what will help you rebuild your lip 
and get back in shape. I would also pull out the arban's book and get 
some scalar work under your fingers.

I'd stay away from the extreme upper register for awhile. Right now you 
want to work on rebuilding your lip.

I'm sure you and some other have some ideas on what to do. The 
aforementioned are just some good ways to get started.


Bob Cassady wrote:
> I started playing trumpet about 40 years ago - did the usual gigs, blew out my lip, 
all the good things - then I gave it up to do other things.
An old friend had me finally playing a Bach 3C, because he said I could 
control it more,
and it hasn't let me down. So my question is, what is the best way to 
get back in playing shape?
I never did nor probably ever will do the high notes, but my styling is 
still pretty good - kinda Bobby Hackett-ish.
I'll be glad to listen to any pieces of advice, cause you guys are the 
You can reply off-list - that way, we won't clog up Bob's pipes :-)
> Thanks...
> The other Bob
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