I've been told I'm not allowed to practise...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Trumpetplayer24, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    Hey Turtle - lovely to hear from you and I trust you are well? Things here in Oz are peachy - it's always great DownUnder especially as I'm forbidden to talk politics here on TM
     
  2. Conntribution

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    Ahh, yes. Carefree youth. A time of discovery and awakening. I recall fondly my first furtive gropings with my horn in the closet, often accompanied by my equally curious schoolmates. How exciting to practice our embouchures together, testing the strength of our lips while grasping our horns in our trembling hands...........wait..........are we talking about music???
     
  3. tobylou8

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    Uh,.. we are! :D
     
  4. Conntribution

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    Oh...
     
  5. kingtrumpet

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    and the OP seems to have disappeared --- so I am thinking: A.) she didn't like all the advice you blokes were giving OR B.) Her Dad checked her computer and her voice of objection to his "no practicing rule", and now she can't have computer time either OR C.) you blokes sent her scurrying around town trying to find a place to practice, and she no longer has any time to check in at TM. OR D.) she is waiting to see how this all works out so she can play the trumpet and succeed!!!!!!
     
  6. Trumpetplayer24

    Trumpetplayer24 Pianissimo User

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    At the moment I am still practicing at home but mostly with my Wallace practice mute in which I don't think is doing my lips any favours as it is making me blow with much more force. I try to practice when my dad is out of the house but this isn't very often so my practice time has been greatly reduced which I am not happy about.
     
  7. Trumpetplayer24

    Trumpetplayer24 Pianissimo User

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    My teacher is going to let me try out his Silent brass so I can try before I buy, but I think it is going to be the best option for me.
     
  8. Trumpetplayer24

    Trumpetplayer24 Pianissimo User

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    D :) Going to try out my teacher's silent brass system before I buy. Currently practising mostly with my wallace practice mute which I am not enjoying but am playing open when I can.
     
  9. kingtrumpet

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    hopefully that will be the solution that everyone can live with. Actually, I wouldn't worry about the Wallace mute, although not enjoyable, if done correctly should NOT affect your lip -- might actually help out with air. Air is one thing you always need more of -- I think there are a couple of threads on here, that mention the benefits of air control and practicing with a mute. --

    here's one:

    http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f131/does-anyone-actually-practice-mute-purpose-71446.html
     
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