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Gigbag: March 2002

Shulman System for Brass

“I heard Randy Brecker uses a tire-jack to help him breathe properly while he plays. I’m gonna get me a tire-jack and learn to play trumpet.” That’s no tire-jack, genius, it’s the Shulman System for Brass. Featuring a resonating-balance-stabilization device that functions as an extension of your body, the Shulman System’s adjustable arm extends outward from the chest (suspended from a neck-strap) to balance and stabilize your instrument, removing excess mouthpiece pressure and body tension, and promoting proper alignment. Brecker does use it. So do Laurie Frink and John McNeil. So should you. www.shulmansystem.com

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