Lips after playing Loudly

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Mark_Kindy, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Bruce Ferden,when music director of our orchestra was good about letting us play as loudly as we wanted at least once a concert, and got to play some pieces that really tested our endurance--loud and on the face a long time. Although it was our general custom to drink beer after rehearsals we would start off with a shot of whiskey on those grueling days and feel the burn in our cracked lips. Fun!
     
  2. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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  3. kingtrumpet

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    +1 --- I have days when I say -- "my lips feel good", strong but not overtaxed, firm but not swollen, supple but not flacid --- I think at some time when you get in a routine you get used to where your body feels good at, and how much you can push it, and also you learn on bad days -- how to "listen to your body" -- to push hard on good days, and to back it off when those not so good days come around. ROFL ROFL ROFL
     

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