Chase Sanborn is an engaging modern jazz trumpet voice with a warm, inviting tone, fluid lyrical phrasing, and a style that always swings. He exhibits the cultivated sensibility of a player at the peak of his powers.
Music Business Tactics is an easy and enjoyable read that provides sound, practical advice. If you are an aspiring musician, or you know one, get this book! You need this information!
Chase Sanborn goes right to the heart and soul of the music. His performance was an inspiration to hundreds of festival participants, and his positive and upbeat outlook made a lasting impact on our students
Jazz Tactics presents the material in such a clear and simple way, with the vitality and spirit of a live teaching session. This method speaks to all musicians, regardless of age and previous experience.
Chase addresses the needs of developing musicians in a manner that is understandable and relevant. My students were thrilled to work with someone who understands their learning curve.
Tuning Tactics teaches you to listen. In just a short time, I've witnessed strong improvement in my students' awareness. Tuning Tactics makes good intonation attainable for all!
Chase Sanborn has a natural gift for engaging and involving an audience. He shares a wealth of honest and knowledgeable information about music and the music business.
Brass Tactics offeres authoritative instruction balanced with sage and homely advice. It shows you how to handle yourself in any professional or amateur situation. No trumpet player should be without this book!

Breathing Exercises

We all know how to breathe; it’s the very first thing and the very last thing we do! Advanced control of the air is the single most crucial element of high-level brass performance. Here are a few exercises to help you develop an ability you were born with.

Exercise #1: To Experience a Full Breath
With your feet spread apart, bend over at the waist and hang your arms down in front of you. While inhaling, slowly straighten up and bring your hands over your head. Your shoulders should be back, and your chest up. Slowly exhale while returning to the starting position.

Exercise #2: To Expand Your Air Capacity
Take a full breath and hold. Bend slightly to the left and then to the right; each time sniff in a little more air. Exhale. Repeat, but bend forwards and backwards this time. Eventually combine into one continuous breath, bending in each direction to find a little more space to put air. You may feel a slight ache in normally unused breathing muscles. This makes you aware of additional muscles that can be developed.

Exercise #3: To Expand Your Air Capacity
While walking: breathe in for five steps, hold for five steps, and breathe out for five steps. Pace your exhalation and inhalation to completely fill and empty your lungs during the five steps. Gradually increase the number of steps.

Exercise #4: To Focus Your Air Column
Form a large ‘C’ with your hand. Hold it out about twelve inches from your formed embouchure. Shape and direct your air column to send the air through the opening without hitting your hand.

Exercise #5: Blowing Exercise With No Resistance
Tape a piece of paper hanging down from the bottom of a music stand. From a couple of feet away try to bend it back with your breath and hold it there. Try blowing through the ‘C’ formation as in Exercise #7, using your hand to direct the airstream.

Exercise #6: Blowing Exercise With Resistance
Blow through a small straw. Strive to increase the duration of your exhalation.

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