New years' Trumpet resolutions

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Bloomin Untidy Musician, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. talcito

    talcito Piano User

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    To "practice what I play"..........
     
  2. Bagnewauckland

    Bagnewauckland Pianissimo User

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    To save up all of my pocket money for the next several years to get a picc

    To move my embouchure towards the centre of my mouth (it's been drifting a little to the left)

    To focus on technique more than just picking up my horn and playing - Make sure embouchure's right in the centre; posture's right; keeping my shoulders relaxed

    And, last of all, arrange some music for music class in school next year for performance assessments (solo and group of 3-6(Class of about 10))
     
  3. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    I too get distracted and that, I think, stems from not having a specific daily practice routine. This is why I will try to embrace ROWUK's formula.
     
  4. et_mike

    et_mike Mezzo Forte User

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    To stop making excuses for why I can't get in the practice room....
     
  5. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    Perhaps your embouchure is drifting because it doesn't want to be in the center, where there is no requirement for it to be. It is drifting for a reason. You might want to consider a consult with a "chop doc", before you try to move it back.
    veery
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2008
  6. miles71

    miles71 Mezzo Piano User

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    To do something better than I did yesterday everyday.

    TD
     
  7. oldenick

    oldenick Pianissimo User

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  8. bkonstans1

    bkonstans1 Mezzo Piano User

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    Model T, silver plated, with a ML bore, Gold Brass Bell, 1st slide ring, pinky ring on the leadpipe, rounded bell crook + tuning slide, amado keys, stress relieved bracing, and whatever else I can come up with.

    :cool: oh yeah. Dream horn, baby.
     
  9. BergeronWannabe

    BergeronWannabe Piano User

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    One step closer to Wayne...:D
    -Andrew
     
  10. Bagnewauckland

    Bagnewauckland Pianissimo User

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    Really? Thanks for the advice, my (Private, fully qualified) Trumpet Teacher said something about if it gets really hard to try and move it back, that it's probably OK for it to stay there (it's only half a centimetre, maybe a little more), but the muscles toward the centre of the lip have a slightly better shape/structure to produce good tone for a long time.
    I'll ask him why it matters so much, seeing as my tone was complimented quite alot by the examiner in my recent ABRSM Exam, in which I achieved distinction.
     

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