Building endurance

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Lazorphaze, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. Lazorphaze

    Lazorphaze Piano User

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    I'm looking for a way to build up my endurance so my high register can last longer, instead of usually 30 minutes. I am going to be in a summer orchestra, and that's about a 1.5 hour rehearsal a night, once a week.
     
  2. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

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    Over the last few years I have increased my range and endurance by practicing more, with frequent rests. I have also started doing a Caruso routine. I find that it has increased my endurance more than it has increased my range.
     
  3. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    lazor,

    what do you do for fundamentals? what does your normal routine look like?

    if you tell us that maybe we could give you some better info.
     
  4. Lazorphaze

    Lazorphaze Piano User

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    my routine varies, but here it is on what I have down as what I'd like to do:
    5-10 minutes lip slurs
    10-20 minutes scales
    20-35 minutes jazz book/solo(if there's an audition coming up)
     
  5. Welk

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    I strongly second doing Caruso exercise. They does great job for me!
     
  6. Lazorphaze

    Lazorphaze Piano User

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    could someone tell me what the Caruso exercise is? i'm left in the dark here
     
  7. Welk

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    Those are Calisthenic exercice that train your muscle to play music. Those aren't intented to sound musical, but they really makes your muscle developping coordination and strenght.

    see: http://www.carminecaruso.net/mcfb/ For the Exercises themselves and

    see: http://www.trumpetherald.com/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=299&forum=20&61

    for a usefull guide to "how to use the book in the bestway"

    You can also read the forum where the seocnd link refer... great stuff about Caruso Technique...

    Hope this helped!
     
  8. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    First you need to become very consistent in what you practice and when you practice.

    Try this every day:

    1) Mouthpiece buzzing: find a different song each week that you like and buzz it


    2) Scales 5 to 10 minutes: majors then try minors

    3) Clarke studies work on some from the first study, stay with in your comfortable range do this for about 20 minutes a day treat them as long tones. only move the higher studies when you can do the low or mid range ones well.

    4) slow and fast lip slurs over narrow and wide intervals 5 to 10 minutes

    5) music and other interest


    practice for getting sound and for mastery of the material( ie being able to play it many times over and over perfectly), also find some one new to perform in front of at least once a week. try doing all of this in 2 sessions or maybe 3, alot of the little things like slurs can be done as a warm up before band so you have it done by the time you get home.

    also practice everything with a metronome!
     
  9. Lazorphaze

    Lazorphaze Piano User

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    I don't know any minors
     
  10. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    well what is stoping you?
     

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