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Practicing with Vowels & Consonants


Total Posts: 36

Joined 2005-05-06


Clark Terry once had a practice routine that used vowel and consonant pronunciations while playing trumpet.

Anyone hear/know anything about this? It’s been around for awhile. I first heard about it from my college professor back in 1981. I’ve seen it since then, but forget where.


This is a really cool bit of info. to pass around - if we can find it again.




Total Posts: 7

Joined 1969-12-31


I remember vowels and consonants.  I’m not familiar with the Clark Terry method, however.  Everyone has a different opinion on the matter.  In retrospect on my old school band, my private lesson teacher had completly different views than my band director.  You might try googling on Clark Terry - there are probably some information sites out there.