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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RobertSlotte, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Robert,
    there are no possible motions that correlate a sprinter to a trumpet player. Power exercizes are like extreme weight lifting - does NOTHING for your speed.
    The only intelligent way to build chops is a balanced approach: slurs, long tones played softly and VERY often. The pencil trick can help tighten up the corners, providing somewhat more efficiency.
     
  2. RobertSlotte

    RobertSlotte Pianissimo User

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    I agree with you on balance...slurs, longe tones played softly. Do not missunderstand me. The only thing I was pointing out was speed in muscle fibers. The abiliti for the muscle to contract increeses by extrem weightlifting (spriters do lift weights also).
    Not speed as in flexibility or qvick intervalls or fast playing.
    I do not think we have different oppinions I was just reakting to the "stroger muscle is slower".
     
  3. BrassOnLine

    BrassOnLine Piano User

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    Muscles are muscles, no matter what you think.
    I agree with Robert.
    Applying the same as to bodybuilding is great, but need some balance.
    You could be powerful as a Ferrari, but control is a must.
     
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