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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by askderek19, May 5, 2011.
I don't know... maybe 4 hours a day for 3 years, would be better.
True, but they sound WAY COOL played 8va !!
And what is the other question?
Maybe - 5 hours a day for 4 years would be even better!!!
Here's a link I've found helpful.
If you have already been playing for a certain amount years, it shouldn't take practicing 3 hours a day for 2 or more years to increase range. Playing the trumpet in the high register is technique and coordination,not brute strength. It doesn't take 3 hours a day for 2 or 3 years to learn the correct technique.
Al is right. It takes the individual time required to learn a new habit. For some that can be much less time. For players not willing to take a time out and fix the issue in short order, it can take a lifetime!
It is always a case of defining the problem (tough to do alone) and then doing what is necessary. Summer vacation is a great opportunity for many to work on stuff like this. I never recommend playing season!
let me clarify 3 hours each day for 2 years .
I am a comeback player who quit for 7 years, so coming back with no chops at all --- it only took 3 hours a day for 2 years (about 2000 hours) to get range up to a Double High C. (which by the way was almost an octave higher than my previous 20 or so years playing)
and still - NOT everyday is a perfect day.
While having a good useful range is important, I always find it funny that there are countless questions about being able to play high notes on this forum and very few questions about tone, phrasing, improvisational concept or general musicality. This isn't a criticism at all of the question derek asked in this post, just an observation on the overall trend of questions I see on this site.
and my answer to that question is -- you have to be able to play a note before you can be concerned how to play that note!!!!!