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The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast; Episode #20: Bob Findley

I think that all the concepts that he talks about are excellent, and he has been in the middle of the LA studio scene for many years. They are usually so tense with their upper bodies, that they can’t physically let go and allow it to happen.

I took six lessons with Vince Penzarella back in the ‘s and I’ve been listening to the tapes of those lessons again I recently converted them to CD before the tapes disintegrate.

You don’t use the step that has you holding the breath for a few seconds, and you raise your shoulders at the last part of the inhalation. Search Media New Media. I credit a ton to both him and Chuck especially for setting me up and making me think that the trumpet wasn’t difficult.

Bud Brisbois, according to Bobby, showed him how to use it.

I’d like to check out the Yoga breathing techniques mentioned here and see how they compare to the Penzarella thing which actually comes from a lot of Arnold Jacobs teachings. He’s a really fabulous teacher, and is worth having a lesson with if you ever get the chance. Bob teaches that this is the way the diaphram should feel at all times to provide support regardless of whether your playing a loud lead passage or a simple riff in the low register.


I had some master classes at Maine Jazz Camp with Bob and Chuck Findley when I was younger, and got to spend a good deal of time hanging out and talking to them, also. Here’s a link to the breathing info: He has his students doing breath excercises on a 5 liter respiratory bag to get the sensation of filling up and expelling air without becoming tense in the upper body — something like a bellows — air in constant motion.

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Bob’s book is excellent! What an amazing “first” instructor. I just purchased Bob Findley’s Method Book which looks very good. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Apr 22, 7. Apr 20, 5. He does speak very highly of Mr. Specifically, it feels like I can draw on the support of my diaphram instead of my lip. David Monette’s website discusses “Take a Breath” – same sort of concepts as far as I can determine, see: Bobby Shew uses the Yogi Complete Breath, that is modified somewhat to play the trumpet.

Bob’s Six Note excersizes are great – helped me a lot. The book is great and a must in my studio collection. I went to a Maynard Ferguson clinic many years ago, and he suggested that we learn to do Hatha Yoga breathing. He took over the lead book and was dying until he started playng with this type of diaphram support.

Your name or email address: Discussion in ‘ Trumpet Discussion ‘ started by gregephApr 19, It’s trumpet world name is the “Wedge Breath”.

I just looked at the page referenced above The Science of Breath Chapter 8: Some of the things that he talks about aren’t necessarily Carmine Caruso things, but he did study with him, and uses some of the terminology in the book.


The reason for my post is that I wanted to see if anyone has experience with Bob’s thinking on support. Apr 19, 4. Do you already have an mefhod

Brass – “Bob Findley on Trumpet – A Method Book”

The book is clearly influenced by Carmine Caruso who I had the privliege of studying with in the early 80’s. Can anyone comment on this, i. He didn’t like to talk about diaphram support or embouchure much since he thought proper breathing would automatically take metod of all that. He did not specify the “wedge breath” or Yogi Complete Breath.

Bob Findley’s Method Book

The Science of Breath Chapter 8: The purpose is to feel how much you need to use your diaphram as you run out of air. I found the running out of air concept to be similar to the Claude Gordon studies – very helpful. He has you do an exercise of playing a “G” second line until you run out of air. I definitely want to check out this Bob Findley book. Apr 19, 1. Apr 19, 3. Share This Page Tweet.

I have been practicing this way – although only for a few days – and I am very excited with the results. Bob was my first real trumpet teacher at MJC as well. Hi all, new here. Yes, my password is: No, create an account now.