How long do YOU practice

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by melodictrumpet, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. melodictrumpet

    melodictrumpet New Friend

    Nov 23, 2010
    Planet Earth
    Like the title says, how long do you practice and how often? No one is here to judge just be honest. I'd be especially interested to see what some of the professionals say.

    As for me I practice on average 6 days a week, taking Sunday off for rest, and on days when I have no gigs/ rehearsals I typically practice 6-7 hours ( in 3 or 4 sessions) or until I can no longer focus, which ever comes 1st, on days when I have gigs, rehearsals, or recording sessions I practice less, about 2-4 hours.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011
  2. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

    Mar 25, 2005
    Indianapolis, In
    Depending upon the rehearsal and performance schedule determines how long I practice. On the off days I do 3 to 4 hours. The days where I have rehearsal or a performance then it may be just 1 or 2 hours. This is done seven days a week.
  3. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

    Oct 22, 2008
    I practice about 90 minutes a day, 7 days a week.
    - 15 minutes mouthpiece buzzing and long tones.
    - Rest for at least 15 minutes.
    - 30 minutes playing jazz heads or arpeggios/scales over the changes.
    - Rest for at least 30 minutes, usually for a couple hours.
    - 30 minutes flexies and placement studies.
    - Rest for at least 30 minutes.
    - 15 to 30 minutes of jazz patterns.

    I practice less on days that I have a gig.

    During the week, 50% of my practicing is in my car at work.
  4. keehun

    keehun Piano User

    Feb 4, 2010
    Doesn't that result in forming a pretty bad posture?

    Unless you are one of those people that drive a hummer...

    Just kidding. I don't meant to stereotype anyone except for some light humor...
  5. Markie

    Markie Forte User

    Jan 4, 2009
    Clarksburg, WV
    Everyday. Length of time per day? 1 to 3 hours.
  6. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

    Oct 22, 2008
  7. BrotherBACH

    BrotherBACH Piano User

    Oct 5, 2010
    I can escape during the day at work to practice for an hour. At night the length of time is really the most critical. If I have had a really hard practice session during the day; it could be as short as 20 minutes with Clarke's studies. I can't have two hard sessions; I need to balance things so my chops can recover for the next day. Otherwise, all things being equal I will go for another 40 minutes at night: Clarkes studies for 30 minutes then 10 minutes on double tonguing.

  8. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

    Oct 16, 2008
    20 - 40 minutes in my car at lunchtime then 45 - 60 minutes at home in the evening.
  9. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    30-90 minutes daily depending on my schedule AND whether playing annoys a certain person (you married folks know what I mean). ;-)
  10. BrotherBACH

    BrotherBACH Piano User

    Oct 5, 2010
    I hear you for sure. That is why I save Clarke's Studies for home at night. They are meant to be played softly and my chops get a real workout doing this. "She who must be obeyed" does not mind too much. I save my long tones and other annoying things for my break at work. :thumbsup:


Share This Page