Neat Series of YouTubes For Learning How To Increase Range
These Youtubes were made by John Ruff and its called rufftips
Its called Hi Kids Velocity Studies and unlocking the upper register
There are others and I think you'll find he's really sharp about what he knows and he doesn't drown a person with theory.
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Nice and concise and to the point. Excellent.
John’s a pretty awesome guy and a good player. I played with him several times during joint concerts when he was Air Force and I was Navy.
Man! I bet that was fun. Even in his videos he comes across as a genuinely nice guy. He starts his videos with "Hi kids!"
I also like that he doesn't go analytical and instead uses common language and, with his trumpet in hand shows how he does it. I've had my daughter (who's also a trumpet player) to watch numerous Jon Ruff videos. I then ask her a gaggle of questions such as "What did he mean by "Back off in the upper register?"
My hope is that when people are having a rough spot in their playing, they can ask questions here and also get some help via Jon's videos.
Yes! I like that he's not so academic