Scared of the dark?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ozboy, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. ozboy

    ozboy Mezzo Forte User

    Jan 17, 2007
    A suggestion for some of the newer players out there. I encourage students to practice parts of their warm up or familiar exercises in the dark. It is amazing how it makes you concentrate on your sound and increases focus.
    Not bad for the environment either.
    Just thought I'd throw the idea out there. Hope it helps someone.
  2. Publius_

    Publius_ Banned

    Jan 21, 2009
    ozboy I like this idea it actually makes sense because that's what its like when you close your eyes except you have more energy because you don't have to hold your eyes shut.
  3. hubnub

    hubnub Piano User

    May 4, 2007
    Cleveland, OH

    I used to do this in the practice room all the time when I was in college. It kept people from looking in the window to see who was practicing
  4. Jurandr

    Jurandr Pianissimo User

    Feb 23, 2008
    In my school people open the door to see who the 'ghost trumpet' is.

    However, at home, I do feel as though practicing in the dark encourages me to actually listen to myself instead of looking around.
    Also helps with memorization!
    Thanks for the tip. I'm not a 'new' player but I'm not exactly creative enough to think of something like that on my own.
  5. Bachstul

    Bachstul Mezzo Forte User

    Jan 25, 2009
    I projected through the trees tonight; it was great.

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