Practicing in an apartment

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  1. cmg

    cmg Pianissimo User

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    So what, exactly, was Rowuk doing with a Swedish choir back in 2004? Inquiring minds want to know...! :roll:

    On a more serious note, the whole body, breathing, mental balance approach permeates so many things. While throwing darts I find myself harking back to my days of target shooting (50 ft rifle, 10m air rifle) with the stance, relaxation and breathing technique, and the mental game of mind over body. To cross over once more, so many of these aspects are part of my trumpet playing, especially the pic! The only thing that doesn't translate is the "sound" concept!

    Chris
     
  2. Ed Lee

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    I just realized that when I get to Heaven, my trumpet playing will sound heavenly.
     
  3. tedh1951

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    Just watch the film Ed .....
     
  4. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    That is the one - some of my friends reckon I've changed their approach to music, it appears I've encouraged them to be 'critical' of a piece - and to examine the music and why it appeals. I think that has a lot to do with they way you lads and lassies have changed my way of thinking too - and I am definitely a better musician.
     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually my brother in law lives in Sweden and I do spend time there - musically and personally. It is VERY good for my sense of unity when I play directly on the lake to an island about 2 miles away. MUCH better than in an apartment................ or with a practice mute..............
     
  6. Dr.Mark

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    Hi rowuk,
    You stated:
    "Actually my brother in law lives in Sweden and I do spent time there - musically and personally. It is VERY good for my sense of unity when I play directly on the lake to an island about 2 miles away. MUCH better than in an apartment................ or with a practice mute..............
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    I've done stuff like that. Have you ever timed the echo and make chords with your horn? If not, it's pretty cool.
    Playing out in the open is a neat way to listen and play. Just don't get eaten by a bear or a hot Swedish super model.
    Dr.Mark
     
  7. coolerdave

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    closest I have come to that was playing my trumpet on a lake in Florida while in canoe .. at night :)
     
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Here it is. I have had this picture uploaded here for years of me playing to that house on the island.
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    Playing heavenly?
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  9. Vulgano Brother

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    While teaching at a Protestant church music camp in the Bavarian Alps I played with the echos from across a lake, doing a Chase-like improv with echo before launching into A Mighty Fortress up an octave higher. The key to loud playing, I've found is to relax and listen to the reflections from the back wall. Hard to do in an apartment.
     
  10. Dr.Mark

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    Hi VB,
    You stated:
    "While teaching at a Protestant church music camp in the Bavarian Alps I played with the echos from across a lake, doing a Chase-like improv"
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    Yes!! I use to do the same thing but on Chase's Open Up Wide. It must be true. Great minds do think alike! Damned, now I want/need to get back outside and play again.
    Dr.Mark
     

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