Practice on show day

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by just, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    I concur, as this is the only way you can be assured that you've tuned your instrument to the ambient temperatures of the venue.
  2. gchun

    gchun Piano User

    Dec 10, 2003
    I would suggest doing a "mini" routine to make sure the basic fundamentals are covered, especially if the gig itself doesn't cover that kind of playing. By mini, I mean 10-15 minutes of slurring, tonguing and especially soft tones (if the gig is a high volume only gig.)

    After doing two weeks, 2 shows a day of the circus, that mini routine would have gone a long way in keeping touch with tone production and other fundamentals. The gig was all amplified, no monitors, and I occasionally played harder to hear myself. You know the rest of the story.

    10-15 minutes shouldn't waste you out. If it does, your fundamentals are off.
  3. Branson

    Branson Piano User

    Jan 16, 2011
    What works for me in Branson is a warm-up and practice on off days and just a warm-up on show days.
    Usually my warm-up is just buzzing on my mouthpiece as I drive to the theater.

    A good cool-down on show days works wonders and buzzing on the way home saves time.
  4. trumpetdiva1

    trumpetdiva1 Piano User

    Jun 6, 2004
    I play this routine designed specifically for me by Laurie Frink to be played before a rehearsal or a performance. It takes about 10-15 minutes.

    • 6 Notes
    • Clarke Technical Studies - Second Study - Circle of Fourths
    • Harmonics
    • Bending Pedals
    • Chromatic Scale


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