Just A Bad Day?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Steve Bales, May 3, 2013.

  1. shooter

    shooter Piano User

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    http://media.wix.com/ugd//8dc9bc_5be22d97543084e07b3f81253f9ae4c4.pdf

    4th and 10th pages I believe.
    I agree that our mental state can affect us negatively, not only in trumpet playing, but in most aspects of life. I would submit, however, that if we learn to listen to our bodies and not just dismiss a bad day as "mental" or "didn't do enough long tones yesterday", we might be able gain a few advantages for those days that we need to be our best to perform for a crowd.
     
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  2. drmctchr

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    I'm glad this topic has come up since I was about to ask a similar question but with a little different direction. I have noticed that on "bad days" I seem to have a nasal constriction (plugged up somehow). I wanted to ask if anyone also notices this and if anyone uses anything (decongestants) to "open up".
     
  3. Ed Lee

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    Saline wash!
     
  4. drmctchr

    drmctchr Pianissimo User

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    Thanks Ed. I just Googled "Neti pot" and read a little about using the saline wash.

    The other half of my question was whether (and how) nasal conditions affect the ability to play.
     
  5. gmonady

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    That would make two of us. Look forward to the link.
     
  6. tobylou8

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    Eucalyptus oil, 3 droppers full (not 3 drops) into boiling water. Pour CAREFULLY into a thermos type device and inhale for 10-15 minutes. Save and reheat (props to barliman for this remedy) for several days :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  7. gmonady

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    They sure can... for those of use that use circular breathing, this basically eliminates that possibility.

    Also if the back pressure send fluid up the Eustachian tube, in addition to the pain from the pressure effecting your blowing, your hearing will be dampened which may also hinder your playing.
     

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