Am I normal

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Smrtn, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. Dviglis

    Dviglis Mezzo Piano User

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    Nope you are not normal but it's okay, neither am I :D
     
  2. Culbe

    Culbe Forte User

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    Normal
    Please diffine normal.:think:
     
  3. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Me! :roll:
     
  4. Frankie Prive

    Frankie Prive New Friend

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    With everything we do in life we experience good days and bad days.
    I always find on bad days with my playing inconsistencies there is a large psychological factor which shows up in my ability to play well during practice.
    Sometimes a couple of hous break cures things.
     
  5. BigDub

    BigDub Fortissimo User

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    Often things may start out that way, but as Rowuk said, long tones will help. Patience, don't put it down, do some lighter stuff just to keep the embouchure building in progress.
     
  6. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    If you're normal, you don't play trumpet...
     
  7. jimc

    jimc Mezzo Piano User

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    Well, as I learned it in engineering school, that would be perpendicular to the ground plane.
     
  8. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

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    Normal comes in all sorts of flavours. Among medical practioners in rural eastern England, the abbreviation 'NFN' on a patient's medical record is rumoured to mean 'Normal for Norfolk'. :-)
     
  9. kingtrumpet

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    let me interject some Physical Anatomy into trumpet practice -- as well as running marathons ----- the muscles of the embouchure are small, and they get fatigued easier than bigger muscles like leg muscles. You have fine control of embouchure muscles which have very small amounts of movement to make different movements of those muscles ------- sometimes, I believe, when people have an "OFF" day ---- it might actually require resting those muscles ------- perhaps the embouchure muscles were OVERWORKED by you the previous few days -

    when everything is going well with the trumpet --- I (we) tend to do a lot longer practice than normal, which often results in "muscle fatigue" ---- take some rest like many suggest, it just might help ----
     
  10. Smrtn

    Smrtn Pianissimo User

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    define - it's normal practice.
     

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