By Chase Sanborn
Playing a brass instrument requires the coordinated use of many different muscles. A mirror can help you learn to use your muscles in the most efficient way.
A full-length mirror is useful for improving your playing posture and revealing bad habits:
A close-up mirror can help you discover the most efficient way to form your embouchure:
About the Author:
Jazz trumpeter and author Chase Sanborn is based in Toronto, Canada. Chase is a veteran session player who has performed with many top artists including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Diana Krall. His latest CD, "Perking Up," features Chase in duo and trio settings. A dedicated and celebrated educator, Chase Sanbornís series of instructional books & DVDís (Brass Tactics/Jazz Tactics/Tuning Tactics) have garnered worldwide praise for their insightful yet lighthearted and humorous look at the world of music. Chase is currently a member of the Jazz Faculty at the University of Toronto. For more information about Chase Sanborn, visit www.chasesanborn.com.
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