Help with recital endurance

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by trumpeterb, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. trumpeterb

    trumpeterb Pianissimo User

    Nov 16, 2003
    Thanks for the great advice so far. There are several other factors that I feel help me as well....first of all, I am not a typical grad other words, I am actually 32 years old, and a music teacher by trade. I am completing my Masters degree part-time in performance, as I wanted to be sure to not fall into the trap of getting "WalMart Chops" by not performing...truthfully, I firmly believe that my time spent performing makes me a much better teacher, but that is another topic. I have also played the Toot Suite in recital before, and I am familiar with the piece. The reason that I asked for input was because of that very fact...the last time I performed the entire piece, I remember that my face felt like it was ready to explode by the end of the thing. I am looking for ways to help with that, as I want this recital to be better than the last on was....I am sure that I will have many of my students at this recital, and I don't want them, my professor, or myself to be dissappointed. My professor at the university is great, and I am sure that he would probably be receptive to my talking between movements if I asked him. I have really enjoyed working with him. Thanks again for the advice...I am feeling better about things already.

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