It's Working!!!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by commakozzi, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. commakozzi

    commakozzi Pianissimo User

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    Yeah, that's what I meant if you were asking me.
     
  2. Miyot

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    Its funny how lips, range and endurance are different for everyone. I am playing 2 hrs per day. I can handle more, but after a few days I begin to overwork. The Etudes I am working on are out of Sigmund Herings 32 Etudes. Fairly easy, mostly in the staff work. But still not easy to play well.

    I usually have trouble being to loud, doing to much, and not thinking enough. There are 2 trumpets in our band. I can play right up to a Double F#, Nice sound. The other trumpet can't. He is just plain solid to about a D above the staff.

    However I depend on him. I'm done, nothing left and have to drop out for a few bars. He is solid. 4 hrs into the gig and I am toast, he is solid. He can't play above a D at all. But he can play all night and again the next day. I'd like to have half his endurance.
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    the secret to endurance is building the right habits and NOT beating yourself up. Our faces do not work like a body builders arms or legs. We need to maintain a great deal of sensitivity as well as building endurance. That just takes more time than 30 inch biceps.
    Commakozzi and Miyot, keep the faith, you will get there - one step at a time!
     
  4. BlackWhite

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    Thans to those who have givn me advice.
    I'll try to work on those,hope they help.
     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    BlackWhite,
    you have been given KNOWLEDGE. You do not need to "hope". This stuff works, it is dependent on YOUR dedication.
    Remember, there is a whole lot more to playing than we could EVER figure out by ourselves. A great teacher can get you on the road to success very quickly if you have a burning desire to do so.
    The worst thing is trying to figure out how little one can get away with to reach a certain level of proficiency. You need to want it ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. TopGun

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    Great point. I remember as a kid watching my teacher play in the upper register and thinking my chops will never be strong enough to take that much pressure for very long. It took me a couple years to realize he was never using that much pressure. The strength has less to do with it than the approach.
     
  7. BlackWhite

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    What I meant by I hope was that I actually do it right,but anyways,in that sense,of course it will work.
     
  8. tony h

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    Im finding the soft playing is improving my high pitch,
    making it easer to play........ less effort .
     

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