Balancing practice on concert days

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Johntpt, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Johntpt

    Johntpt Pianissimo User

    Feb 11, 2004
    Toluca, Mexico

    I've read that you always do 2 hours of fundamentals each day, something I also do. What do you do on concert days? Does it vary depending on repertoire, say between a Mahler 2 week and an all Mozart week? What about double service days - rehersal and concert?

    Just curious.

  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

    Sep 29, 2004
    Dear John,

    Let's take a typical week for me and assume I'm playing a standard overture like Brahm's Tragic and a Tchaikovsky symphony, say #6. Doug would play the concerto unless is was a typical trumpet feature like Shost. piano or Ravel G major.

    Monday would likely be off so I would launch into a typical session that left me taxed but refreshed after about half an hour. Teach one hour.

    Tuesday-get to the hall at 8:45 and blow for about 45 minutes, rest and blow on the rotary for the Brahms. I would expect Tchaikovsky to be on the second half.

    I might pull out some recreational solos for fun or the picc for light playing after I had lunch probbaly wouldn't play for more than an hour at most.

    Wednesday- get to the hall same time and expect to play Tchaikovsky all morning. Then lunch, more Brahms and then the concerto.

    Probably wouldn't play any more today.

    Thursday dress- Brahms, concerto, Tchaikovsky. More than likely wouln't play at home as the show is tonight. Teach one one hour.

    Friday- Practice a good hour and a half, teach one hour, and a show tonight.

    Saturday-Youth symphony in morning, drag my boy to his trombone lesson, nap, eat, go to hall early to practice, warm up for an hour, and play a show.

    Repeat 'til retired!

    There are, as you imagined, many variations but now you get the general idea.


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