My shedding plan... Yea practice!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ltg_trumpet, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 21, 2009
    all right, so i found wynton marsalis article on praticing and created a plan for myself tell me what you think...
    15-20 Minutes
    -Mouthpeice warm up Long tones (from my schools foundation book) focus on intervals
    -Horn warm up same long tones on horn
    30-45 minutes
    -Slur studies 16-19 page 47 in the arban vary dynamics and tempos

    Break (15 min)
    15-20 minutes
    -scales with different tonguing varying from studies 1-63 in the arban
    5-10 minutes
    -studies 19-20 (page 34 arban) for tonguing
    25-30 min
    triple tonguing and double tonguing exercise in arban

    Break (15 min)

    15-20 Min
    more slurs 22/24/25 (page 49 arban)
    30-40 min
    Phrasing and characteristics studies...

    thats three 1 hour sessions, i dont know and i havent had a chance to try it, but tell me what you think, also i would really like to know how long a "break" is
    thanks guys...
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2009
  2. oldlips48

    oldlips48 Piano User

    Mar 1, 2007
    Are you looking at doing this all at one stretch or over the course of the day? The way you currently have it laid out looks ideal for a morning/afternoon/evening session type schedule.
  3. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 21, 2009
    well... i would do it once i got home from school so... idk.
    i dont reallty have a life out side of school so time isnt really an issue...
    i think i would do it between like 4 and 7
  4. GoodMusic@PA

    [email protected] Piano User

    Aug 7, 2008
    this looks like a good schedule, well this is up to you anyways, if this method of practicing is fun and works for you, then it's working... and a break should be about 10-15 minutes, not too long though.
    well good luck on your new schedule, tell us how it works out.:-)
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    If you can play an hour without wasting your face, then this is great. Most people cannot practice that heavily and stay fresh and concentrated so 30 - 45 minutes are what I recommend without hearing a student live.

    45 on 15 off works even for most of the dance gigs that I play.
  6. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 21, 2009
    im pretty sure i can go an hour, ive don it before, and those fifteen minutes are perfect for rejuvinating the lips.
    there is only one way for me to stay concentrated an thats to have some sort of motivation...
    this kid makes me feel lik crap, which makes me wanna work harder...
  7. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 21, 2009
    ell... im pretty sure that kid had his soul ripped out of him...
  8. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

    Mar 6, 2007
    Ithaca NY
    I would try to make room for some MUSIC. Classical pieces, standards, whatever you enjoy.
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Wait a minute, just because you can last an hour does not mean that the second or third hour remains productive when you overdo it in the first hour.

    Please do not confuse face time with practice.

    Actually I wasn't going to mention it, but.....................

    If a player has 3 hours to practice in a day, they generally don't ask questions like this. Therefore I am going to assume that this is "theoretical" and say with that amount of time, the local private teacher has the last word. In any case, having the brain switched on from the beginning is the key to having the time available be productive. With 3 hours, quite a bit can be accomplished, but not when we resort to stupid mathematical splitting up of the sessions. On a creative day, tunes are even more critical. At the end of the day, chops are only worth listening to when musicality wins.
  10. Snorglorf

    Snorglorf Pianissimo User

    Nov 13, 2008
    This is what my schedule has looked like lately:

    15 minutes long tones
    15 minutes slurs (eighth notes at 100bpm)

    BREAK (20 minutes minimum usually, sometimes a few hours, sometimes not)

    10 minutes mouthpiece triad arpeggios
    10 minutes major scales (eighth notes 100 bpm, all keys)
    10 minutes chromatic exercises. (Doubletriplets at 50bpm)


    After this I'll usually do whatever songs I'm working on, or whatever Arbans I feel like I need to do to work on a specific area of my playing.

    Since the start of the year I've been doing EVERYTHING with a metronome, save long tones and mouthpiece triads. I've noticed a huge difference in my sense of rhythm, as well as being able to pick out the time signatures in more complex music (Mars Volta, anyone?).

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