Help me play fast

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by crowmadic, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 3, 2006
    thanks richard..........crow
  2. pipedope

    pipedope Pianissimo User

    Sep 2, 2007
    Rowuk made a great post I just want to add a thought.

    Do the studies and drills at the speed you can without mistakes.
    When you can play a line through with NO mistakes 10 times (arbitrary number 5 might work as well) the up the BPM on the metronome 5 BPM.

    It is keeping clean execution as you gradually build speed that makes it work.

    Use a metronome every time and write down your BPM as well as noting when you have it clean or ideas to improve.

    I also suggest trying the drill much faster now and then just to give the brain and fingers a push and the back to the bit by bit increases.

    I have cut this a bit short as I am typing with one hand due to my dance with lymphoma. Once I dance this disease into the ground I will be getting back up to speed and better than ever.
  3. confuoco

    confuoco Pianissimo User

    Nov 11, 2007
    Nagel Speed Studies. Sorry to say it but just practice playing faster - gradually. :)
  4. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 3, 2006
    thanks guys.....pipedope, good luck with the lymphoma.........crow

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