Phrasing

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  1. trumpet

    trumpet New Friend

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    I have difficulty playing 4 measures without a breath, would playing really long tones help? I know I am probably playing to loud but I need a way of increasing the amount of air I can use.
     
  2. riffdawg2000

    riffdawg2000 Pianissimo User

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    Have you by any chance looked into Arnold Jabobs breathing exercises and recommendations?? They basically allpy to all wind players ...

    Do a GOOGLE search! :D
     
  3. alanbach

    alanbach Pianissimo User

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    If you are overweight lose some weight.......swim or speed walk frequently...certainly helps
     
  4. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Do some really good stretching exercises before practicing/playing. A series of looooong inhales followed by controlled exhales to get the rib cage working helps also. Don't eat a meal just before playing and make sure your belt isn't a "gut cutter".
     
  5. trumpet

    trumpet New Friend

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    I am thin, and pretty strong, thanks to golf, I run a mile in 9 minutes, would excercising help to increase the amount of air my lungs can hold?
     
  6. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

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    You could be wasting your air, not regulating your air flow at the aperture. Like a flute player with an opening that's too big and the air rushes out with no resistance. Imagine a more compact, centered sound for a while. Constant flow, but the notes float out the bell. No force, constant energy. Thread the needle with your air stream, just a more compact air stream.
     
  7. nowherenearadouble

    nowherenearadouble Pianissimo User

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    Trumpet,
    Exercise will increase the amount of oxygen your body is able to use, vO2(max) or oxygen uptake, it will not increase your lung capacity.
    Alan
     
  8. Gnostic

    Gnostic New Friend

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    :)
     
  9. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    What does the music tell you?
    Most players overbreathe. It is HOW the air is used that is most important.
    Does the phrase have natural points of repose? Sing the phrase.
    Now try playing it.
    Always approach a phrasing problem with a eye for a musical solution.
    Wilmer
     
  10. TangneyK

    TangneyK Pianissimo User

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    Play faster!!! :lol:
     

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