Comeback Practice Regimen

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by hohum, May 9, 2011.

  1. jeeper31

    jeeper31 New Friend

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    This is all great stuff. I played in a wedding band (Polkas) for a few months after high school. I think we played 2 weddings. I haven't played in about 27 years and hooked up with a rock band a few months ago. We have already done 4 gigs and more are on the calendar. I am having a blast but my stamina is not what it used to be. I am in need of chops and quickly. Any more advice is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

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    Patience is the best advice...

    Strength and endurance will only return when you put in your face time. Like a runner training for a marathon after a long layoff... you have to get some miles back into your legs.

    I use long tones, clarke technical studies, irons, stamp... I can't play any songs, just exercises!
     
  3. coolerdave

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    I have some pretty standard warm-ups... the I do one octave arpeggios starting on lowF# ..when I reach the first space F# I go back down and do 2 octave arpeggios.
    I then do major scales from F# ... single tongue then double tongue... when I reach the first space F# I go back down and do two octave scales..same routine ..single then double tongue.
    I also like Pg 125 of the Arban's
    Then Clarke's Characteristic studies.. one per week
    I have some play along cd's I use..sometimes Haydn, or MOzart and also some jazz ones so I can solo with.
     
  4. Phil986

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    Most of us are in need of chops. Only those who can accept to drop the "quickly" part have a good chance to get them. There is no short cut.
     
  5. coolerdave

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    +1
     
  6. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    I haven't played my trumpet in public for 20 years... this Saturday I am playing with a group called " The Pay It Forward Band" ... basically quality music performing at VA hospitals and nursing homes for free.
    They are trying to go international ... here is there website
    .: The Pay it Forward Band :.
     
  7. tobylou8

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    VERY well said! " I need patience, and I need it NOW"! is one of my favorite quotes. :D
     
  8. PakWaan

    PakWaan Piano User

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    Very cool! Sounds like a worthy gig for your return! Be sure to tell us how it goes.
     
  9. jeeper31

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    Irons? Stamps? what are these?

    I totally understand there is no short cut or miracle and it takes practice practice practice. I just meant the gigs aren't waiting for me so the sooner the better.

    Has anybody tried that PETE - Personal Embouchure Training Exerciser?

    Thoughts/opinions?

    Thanks
     
  10. tobylou8

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    PETE will only work if used. I would do mpc buzzing (you already have one), and the pencil exercise (you probably have one of these too!). You should establish a routine before you look at "other things" that cost money to build your chops. Of course, I'm just cheap too! :D
     

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