Practice after an intense week?

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  1. mctrumpet98

    mctrumpet98 Pianissimo User

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    Been spending the past four days at the Opera House rehearsing and performing and last weekend I played for 16 of the 48 hours. Should I rest my lip for a day or just do less (intense) practice?
     
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  2. GijsVis

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    Rest a day, or play some pedal tones or long tones in the lower of middle register. If your lips don't feel like playing, don't play, try it tomorrow. And I would avoid playing in the high registers for the most
     
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  3. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    I suggest massaging and icing the lips a day, then some quiet tones the following.
     
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  4. mctrumpet98

    mctrumpet98 Pianissimo User

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    Thanks for that guys!

    I ended up doing the first page of Arban's at 60bpm which took about 20 minutes, then I did about the same amount time on chromatic flexibilities. It got me working hard, but it was a good break from all the regular stuff and it still helped my playing!

    ++rep to both of you!
     
  5. patkins

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    Way to go mctrumpet98. It sounds like you deserve a bit of R&R. Advice above is sound.
     
  6. mctrumpet98

    mctrumpet98 Pianissimo User

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    Thanks patkins! What's R&R?
     
  7. kingtrumpet

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    Hey Mark buddy --- can you explain QUIET tones?? are they the tones we can't hear when we play????? ROFL ROFL ROFL

    sssshhhh - be very quiet -- the trumpet player is attempting to play a concerto using only QUIET TONES!!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL

    Hey what did the flute player say -- when she could hear her flute????? Mark the trumpet player is utilizing QUIET TONES!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  8. patkins

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    R&R is rest and relaxation.
     
  9. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    Lol sorry for being so late about responding..
    rofl trumpets aren't ever truly quiet -- just play at around a mp, something that's comfortable and but soft enough to help refocus.
     
  10. kingtrumpet

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    of course -- I was pretty sure, I knew what you meant --- but I couldn't pass up an opportunity for humor(humour) ROFL ROFL ROFL
    that is better than my thoughts about R & R ( I thought that meant Rock n Roll) after all this site involves music!! Or if I thought about going fishing it would be "ROD and REEL", but it is a musical site, so I should have thought about the CONTEXT of the post ----- about the intense week ,then perhaps, i would have come to the conclusion that it meant --- Rest and relaxation!!!!
     

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