Eyes closed or wide open ?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Dupac, Apr 11, 2011.

Eyes closed or open ?

  1. Always closed when not reading music

  2. Never closed

  3. It depends on circumstances

  4. I don't know

  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    I believe hearing will be more enhanced for the individual, but in closing your eyes in for this particular situation, you will only be hearing for you, an will stop hearing for the audience. Want a real artistic challenge; try to hear for the audience as well. This means keeping your eyes open, once you've achieved that starting point of hearing for yourself.
  2. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    In the situations I've played at, I wouldn't want to hear the audience as they were sound competition, but I would like to hear the feed back of acoustics. Of course, I peek now and then.

    Likewise, early on, there were many times I didn't want to hear the players or ambient sounds around me, as was time to wear the plugs or headphones.
  3. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

    Nov 7, 2009
    San Pedro
    After I voted I just realized I had played with my eyes closed... taps in front of a bunch of firefighters at a memorial service ... I was only 15 and when I saw them start to clinch their fist and cry I couldn't look.

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