my tone has diminished

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  1. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    How about the same tie, but a different knot?:cool:
     
  2. rowuk

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    VB,
    THAT is knot any of your business!

    Actually, I am happy that I show up to most gigs in black, with 2 black socks a trumpet and the right mouthpiece. Multiple knots would distract me before leaving home and endanger my consistency.............
     
  3. Richard Oliver

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    This could merit its own tread. Awhile back, I bought from JC Penny some 7 pairs of black socks. 14 socks.

    I'm down 5 socks 6 months later.

    Is there sock thievery afoot?!! Where do they go?

    Richard
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

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    All right, whose been taking Richard's socks? Check your bell for some JC Penny socks, Trumpet520!
     
  5. rowuk

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    5 freshly washed socks would make a great practice mute (even numbers are not resonant enough-we need those odd harmonics). A better blow than commercially available mutes for sure!
     
  6. trumpetera

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    I would still try to take a day off the trumpet, kind of like rebooting, and practice CAREFULLY the next day.

    I've had this problem (or something similar )quite a few times when beeing overworked and having changed instruments and styles too much.

    I'm not talking about changing between Bb an C, but between natural trumpet-cornetto-modern trumpet, classical playing- rock/pop/bigband playing.

    I used to try to force myself back into shape when this hapened, but it only used to make things worse.

    Note that I'm ONLY talking about the example I'm describing, I'm NOT one of those who believe one can rest ones chops into shape!

    Hope I was moore helpful now than in my previous post!

    Cheers!

    trumpetera

    Cheers
     
  7. skankin'dan

    skankin'dan Pianissimo User

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    don't feel bad....
    I lost ALL my range in just 2 days and It beats me why...
    I went from being able to hit a nice e on a good day with good tone...
    2 days later BAM can't even hit an f which most people can do in their first month of playing.... =S
     
  8. Jon Kratzer

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    I feel like a broken record here almost repeating everything they've said but here is my experience. You need to treat your body well. I woke up one day and I had I thought I had a stroke, it turned out to be bell's palsy but it sure made me look at life differently. It was almost 6 months before I was even ready to play in public. I'm thankfully recovered almost all the way, and still makinga living doing this. Get back the basics! Long tones, scales, low soft. Easy melodies like Mary had a little lamb....Straying from the basics will only hurt you. Get some vitamin E oil and put it on your lips before you go to bed, it's good for cell regeneration and will help rebuild the damaged muscles.

    We've all been through this and will continue to. It's hard, but you have to remain diligent and focused if you want to progress your playing. I coached a high school jazz band today and the first thing I did was work on their sound. They sounded great after we did some work on sound and control.


    GOod luck and take it easy on yourself, the body needs R&R some times.

    Jon
     

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