Strength

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by irishcornetboy, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. irishcornetboy

    irishcornetboy Pianissimo User

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    Hi. Many of the exercises I incorporate into my practice routine list strength as something they help build. What exactly do they mean?
     
  2. Bachstul

    Bachstul Mezzo Forte User

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    Endurance and persistence physically, to hold up and play through an entire 45 minute set without pain and feeling weak, feeble, and impotent.
     
  3. DanZ_FL

    DanZ_FL Pianissimo User

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    Strength at whatever you're working on with that exercise I guess.

    Technical exercises build fingering and flexibility chops. Etudes build musical chops. Overall strength comes from overall smart playing -- that is, not wearing yourself out on any of the facets of practice/performance.

    As has been said in many threads, it's not physical strength of the chops that makes a good player, but toned and responsive ones. Strength, to me, means many things in trumpet playing but not necessarily physical.

    Edited to add: Yes and what Bachstul said. You at least need to have enough physical strength to get through a day's gig alright. But that should be a given if you are developing a smart playing habit by staying well rounded, putting in good time each day playing and not hurting yourself.
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2009
  4. Al Innella

    Al Innella Forte User

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    They usually mean chop strength i.e. your corners and breathing, abdominal strength.
     

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