How long is a warm up good for??

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by rviser, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. rviser

    rviser Pianissimo User

    Dec 26, 2008
    So, this might be one of those stupid questions but I just was wondering. Say you played a hard gig the night before, you wake up w. stiff lips. Around noon you decide to do a light easy warmup to ease your lips back in for the day. You have another gig that night, and you definitely don't need to "practice" that day or else you'll be tired for the gig. So, is the noon warmup going to last until that night, or would it be best to do another short warmup before leaving the house for the gig?? Yes, I was bored today to be thinking about such things....;-)
  2. The Weez

    The Weez Piano User

    Dec 23, 2008
    Wichita, KS
    It depends on the wet bulb temperature and barometric pressure. :D
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2009
  3. Pseudonym

    Pseudonym Pianissimo User

    May 23, 2009
    If I warm up during the morning hours, and play / practice for a half hour to an hour before a gig at night, I normally do fine. Coming back after playing earlier in the day is much easier, but a small warm up is always necessary if you ask me.
  4. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    How long is a warm up good for??

    Three months or 3,000 miles.

    Seriously, if you have to warm up....doit.

    If not, don't.

    I do warm up before a gig/session and I don't warm down either.

    If you are afraid to play during the day because you have a gig that night, and are afraid "you will be tired"....there are other problems.

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