How to increase your endurance

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  1. cobragamer

    cobragamer Pianissimo User

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    I am having some endurance issues. I can only play for about 30 minutes then I have to take a 4 hour break or so. Can you guys tell my how to increase your endurance.
     
  2. Pete

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    What are you doing for the 30 minutes?

    Pete
     
  3. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    Long tones. Soft and long. Then do them starting soft and going to really loud, but still a controlled sound. Never blast.
    Start around middle G and work your way up chromatically to g on top of the staff. Try doing 4 bars at 60bpm or so. Don't expect to get through the entire thing on your first try.
     
  4. cobragamer

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    I start with a stamp warm up then some tech studies; clarke then a few pages of Arban double tripletungueing stuff and that is when I get tired
     
  5. cobragamer

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    What do you mean by long tones like when do them during practice like when I am tired or what
     
  6. Al Innella

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    Start with long tones played softly ,then soft or mp lip slurs rest as long as you play each set of long tones and slurs.
     
  7. misty.sj

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    I keep hearing advice to take frequent breaks while practicing. And triple-tounging as a warm-up? I get tired thinking about it!
     
  8. oldlou

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    Why overstress your lip muscles? They are just like almost any muscle in the body and when they get tired they either give up or quiver.


    I hate to admit this, but, I have become infamous in the various concert bands that I have and still do play with. Part of my warmup is Arbans Var. ll of the Carnival of Venice. I have no rationale for this,but, for me it just seems to work.


    OLDLOU>>
     
  9. crh

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    You might want to take a look at the Caruso routine.
     
  10. trumpetnick

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    I am with Breke on that one. Then follow the rule that many great trumpeters give: rest as much as you play.
     

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