Come Back Player

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by barrypartake, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. barrypartake

    barrypartake New Friend

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    Hey gals and guys,
    I am new to trumpetmaster and as my title implies I am a comeback player in need of sound advice.
    I am having trouble with articulation and tongueing, also I am using too much pressure when I start playing above the staff. I am playing thru the Rubank intermediate and advanced books as well as the Arban's book. I have tried playing pieces at a slower tempo and then speeding up the tempo as I progressed but with little success. Any and all help appreciated.:dontknow:
     
  2. Richard Oliver

    Richard Oliver Forte User

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    Welcome Barry. Was 25 years off, now 2+ years on. You working with a teacher?
     
  3. brem

    brem Mezzo Forte User

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    barry, welcome to Trumpet Master. I also am a so-called "comeback player". I find that Clarke studies are really nice since they are not very hard. They are drill-like exercises and they really help getting back in shape. I do like Arban's too, but I find I'm not yet proficient enough. So Clarke it is.

    Welcome again.
     
  4. administrator

    administrator Administrator Staff Member

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    we have many come back players here. Great to have you!
     
  5. barrypartake

    barrypartake New Friend

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    Thank's for the support.

    Barry
     
  6. barrypartake

    barrypartake New Friend

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    Unfortunately no,
    I am a traveling therapist, in Texas right now, but consider Mississippi home. I may try to find someone on my next assignment which is in a Dallas, TX suburb. If anyone can recommend someone in that area. let me know.

    Barry
     
  7. et_mike

    et_mike Mezzo Forte User

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    Hi Berry!

    Two things for you:

    1) Work on your breathing... this will improve articulation and the use of pressure. You can do a search for breathing/ breath in the forums and find lots of useful advice.
    2) Practice soft. The softer the better. You will find that when you train your lips to respond at a softer volume you will automatically stop using as much pressure.

    Good luck and have fun!!

    Mike
     
  8. Patrick9654

    Patrick9654 New Friend

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    Hi everyone. I am also a comeback player. It was 30 years since I played. I am also new here and am looking forward to finding a lot of useful info and meeting some new friends.

    I am really looking for some good tips on building up indurance and range.:lol:
     
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Dallas/Fort Worth is the home of Pops McLaughlin (http://www.bbtrumpet.com). This is a pretty good address to get you started!
     
  10. Patrick9654

    Patrick9654 New Friend

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    Thanks Rowuk, I'll check it out.
     

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