Magic Choral Trick #134 Trumpet Lips
This trick comes under the heading of guiding the voice further forward in the mouth.
Unlike the Brass Buzz in which the lips are in the player’s lip position, Trumpet Lips copies the shape of the trumpet’s bell.
Yes it does feel foolish, but it will bring the sound forward, and brighten the vocal quality of the whole group. It’s also impossible to form this shape without also narrowing the opening through which we’re singing. Narrow cheeks, and narrow air column is always good for focusing the sound.