COMPRESSION TRAINING SYSTEM BUNDLE

$69.99 $59.99

Bundle the Compression Training System with the new Pencil and Aperture Tools for more ways to exercise and strengthen your embouchure.

The Compression Training System exercises the muscles of the embouchure quickly, efficiently, and silently. Professionals the world over say it’s “like weightlifting for your chops” – providing an embouchure training program that builds muscle, directly translating into effortless music making.

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COMPRESSION TRAINING SYSTEM

$59.99 $49.99

The Compression Training System exercises the muscles of the embouchure quickly, efficiently, and silently. Professionals the world over say it’s “like weightlifting for your chops” – providing an embouchure training program that builds muscle, directly translating into effortless music making.

A key benefit of the Compression Trainer is that it also allows you to practice silently while maintaining and strengthening the muscles used in compression.

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CTS APERTURE & PENCIL TOOLS

$14.95

The latest innovations are the Aperture and Pencil Tools, only available to existing customers, which creates compression airflow all around the “button” allowing the muscles to respond to the compression of air. Purchase includes one aperture tool, one pencil tool, and one rubber hose; CTS not included.

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CTS PENCIL TOOL ONLY

$4.95

The latest innovation is the Pencil Tool, only available to existing customers, which creates compression in much the same manner as the Costello Pencil Excerics, but now with measurable and variable back pressure. Purchase includes one pencil tool; CTS and rubber hose not included.

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TESTIMONIALS FOR THE COMPRESSION TRAINING SYSTEM
Ronald Romm

I am using the Compression Training System for a short time about every other day, at the end of my teaching day. I normally do a fair amount of playing, so I’m usually a bit tired, so I play the tube, and then do light compression reps to end my day. This seems to work well, as I avoid stiffness that tends to happen if I do two workouts in a row, day after day.

Ronald Romm, Pre-eminent Trumpeter and Clinician
Mike Lovatt

I’m feeling strong and open not only in the upper register but in my pedal notes notably pedal C. This proves that this trainer is not only for high notes but for building a firm foundation for all registers in playing with the correct compression. If you have a car that can go at 200 mph and you drive it a 50mph then it’s just effortless and smooth!

Mike Lovatt, Trumpet Professor at the Royal School of Music in London, Recording Artist, and First Call Freelance Musician
Andy Omdahl

Larry’s CTS is clearly an adjunct to playing, an isometric exercise that provides real-time muscle focus that is most like playing, but provides quicker results.
Used as prescribed and no more, the CTS could yield potentially more embouchure muscle strength than a consistent gig or performance. The CTS is an outstanding tool for chop development!

Andy Omdahl, Former Trumpet Teacher at the Armed Forces School of Music
Gary Leming

The benefits of the CTS are instantaneous: Better sound, range, and endurance. It has turned back the clock for me, I’m playing close to where I was at my physical peak in my mid 40’s and I’m now 67. I would especially encourage older players to try the CTS. It’s not magic, it’s a very effective way to exercise your chops that gives you measurable results.

Gary Leming, Freelance Trumpeter
A SYSTEM BUILT ON YEARS OF STUDY AND RESEARCH

The Compression Training System by Larry Meregillano is the first system of its kind to silently exercise the muscles of the embouchure while employing the correct muscular coordination involved in compressing the air forward through the vibrating aperture.

ABOUT THE COMPRESSION TRAINING SYSTEM

Who is this for?

The Compression Training System is for all types of brass players and all skill levels that want to experience the correct muscular coordination and have the need to maintain their strength while exercising silently in a way that is consistent with their regular brass routines. There are no shortcuts. You must continue to dedicate time to your craft but with the use of the Compression Training System, you can accelerate your progress as you can now stay in shape exercising silently while achieving correct muscular coordination.

The system is good for most brass instruments including trombone, trumpet, euphonium, or alto horn. At this time, we have not yet developed the adapters needed for cornet, french horn, or tuba mouthpieces.

Features:

  • for all brass players of all skill levels
  • trains the muscle coordination to use compression and play efficiently
  • the system is portable and allows players to exercise silently
  • helps develop endurance, power, and range
  • accelerates your progress as you build muscle memory
  • the trainer can give a workout comparable to a 4-hour gig in a shorter time
  • daily exercise routines to maintain facial muscles when playing is not possible
  • track and measure your progress as you develop new levels of Torr pressure
  • Included in the Compression Training System

The foundation of the Compression Training System is the Compression Trainer, which is an accurate measuring device that provides natural, fluid back pressure with instantaneous feedback. The Compression Trainer helps to develop the muscular coordination that is necessary to properly compress the air and play efficiently. A key benefit of the Compression Trainer is that it also allows you to practice silently while maintaining and strengthening the muscles used in compression.

A Trumpet Legacy, Vol. 1 – CHOPS!

$19.95

Start building your chops today with this trumpet method e-book from Larry Meregillano – a student of Roy Stevens of the Costello Method, Claude Gordon, Harold Mitchell, Carmine Caruso, and Cat Anderson – you will learn to develop chops like legends of the past.

Develop Range, Control, and Efficiency through correct embouchure formation.
Ear training while learning chord symbols, arpeggios, and scales.
Play along with each lesson using embedded sound files.
E-Book – download immediately and start learning today!

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Testimonials for “A Trumpet Legacy, Vol. 1 – CHOPS!”

Your book is really interesting. So many great ideas on chops and embouchure and on how to use the facial/mouth muscles. The greatest thing is that i have exactly the same ideas of you on trumpet playing, and i teach in this same way. Same concepts at almost 100%. That’s nice to see. I will spread the voice about it for sure. Thanks so much also for the very nice words about me, thanks from my heart.

A big hug from Italy, Andrea Tofanelli

Andrea Tofanelli, Yamaha Recording Artist
Jim Manley

Larry Meregillano has some great information in his new book about trumpet playing and getting your chops together with easy to follow advice – along with some great jazz ear training exercises. The cost is less then what you’d pay for a lesson! Check out Larry Meregillano’s videos – he knows what he is preaching about.

Larry Meregillano is amazing! Not only is he an international trumpet master, but with his new book “A Trumpet Legacy, Vol. 1: CHOPS!”, Larry has successfully demystified the trumpet, making his mastery available to anyone from the beginner to the seasoned veteran.

He is impressive, not only with the clarity, brevity and humanity of his writing, but how effortlessly he takes the mystery out of playing in the extreme high register on the trumpet. No ivory-tower approach here, just the real stuff from a consummate professional who practices what he preaches every day!

The book has something for every player. I got more benefits out of reading his introduction to the book than a whole text on the subject by others. One small adjustment (if it’s the right one) can make such enormous changes that it puts the fun back into playing trumpet!

Dan Jacobs, Jazz Trumpeter
Rich Wetzel

I have had the pleasure to know and play shows with Larry Meregillano. He is truly one of the rare guys whose knowledge, skills, passion, enthusiasm and virtuosity all come together with him providing all of us here in this book the most complete analysis in one place I have ever seen on the embouchure. The analysis and ideas shared, the breadth is long overdue in the trumpet world, this is truly an amazing book.

Larry’s chops and skills speak for themselves as one of the best jazz and lead trumpet players of our time. He proves to be the same as a teacher with this amazing book. Larry provides real world insight and practical advice on how to build, maintain and have truly great “Chops”!

Rich Wetzel, Bach Artist

I’m thrilled to have been included in ‘A Trumpet Legacy, Vol. 1: CHOPS!’ – a highly comprehensive trumpet method book written by the great Larry Meregillano. The book contains new concepts on playing, as well as Larry’s fresh twist on common practice. It’s interactive, containing exercises that are sure to expand your knowledge and ability. It’s 180+ pages of pure gold. Along with Roger Ingram’s priceless publication, and the innovative books Scott Englebright and I did, ‘A Trumpet Legacy, Vol. 1: CHOPS!’ is another new, favorite method book of mine. Please visit Larry’s page and check it out, and check out his clips on YouTube!

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