Need to play higher, should I gain weight?

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  1. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Pianissimo User

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    Maynard, Arturo, Al Hirt, Bobby Shew.
    Enough said as to why I wonder.
    Any suggestions? :D
     
  2. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    Maynard when he was young:


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    Could still scream the high notes, and he was SKINNY!

    Jim
     
  3. Mikey

    Mikey Forte User

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    Doc
    Lew Soloff
    Manny Laureano
    Lynn Nicholson
    Roger Ingram
    Michael Manthey
    Wynton
    Vizzutti
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    All these guys have a Dubba C, and not only are they skinny, they are in great shape!
     
  4. halfnote

    halfnote New Friend

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    Yeah, forget about gaining weight. Go for a jog and do some sit ups.
     
  5. musicalmason

    musicalmason Forte User

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    sit ups, they have really helped my playing. endurance, support, tone, range, they have really helped alot.
     
  6. eisprl

    eisprl Mezzo Piano User

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    jogging

    I really want to start jogging, but I don't have much free time to do so. Maybe I'm just being lazy. Is there a way to inspire myself to start working out. I want to but I just can't get into it.

    Eric
     
  7. AndrewWK

    AndrewWK Pianissimo User

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    I have just recently started to do 100 crunches and 30 push ups(trying to move up) before bed. For some reason it helps my sleeping even though everyone says it does not. It is really not that bad. Just do it while watching tv or listening to music. It takes your mind off of the physical turmoil and you think about tv.

    Hope this helps,
    AndrewWK
     
  8. TangneyK

    TangneyK Pianissimo User

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    Re: jogging

    It's just like practicing... No one can TRULY inspire you to start practicing. (Granted, listening to someone great or who you admire might get you STARTED, but it's up to you to keep that discipline a constant in your life.)

    Sometimes I have a hard time getting started both practicing and working out (or "PT" in the Army). A lot of times, I don't think about having to get started or the actual work involved during; I think about the feeling afterwards--which is always a good one. I also find that in the middle of a practice session or a run, I begin to ENJOY what I'm doing, and find it incredibly hard to STOP!!!!! But again, the hardest part is to just GET STARTED!

    Hope that helps.

    --Kevin
     
  9. bj

    bj New Friend

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    Hi
    What a weird question:
    "Need to play higher, should I gain weight?"

    I reckon practice and/or lessons would be a better course of action.
    yours
    Brian Jones
     

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