Suggestions anyone?

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  1. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

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    Ok, so I'm trying to decide what to do with myself this summer. I'd like to work on tone quality and endurance. How should I go about this? Any particular book that will help me to maximize the efficiency of my time (and it will be limited)?
     
  2. msu_ggtrumpet

    msu_ggtrumpet New Friend

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    the book i use

    the book i use over breaks or vacations is written by John Haynie. The title is How to Play High Notes Low Notes and all Those in Between. Each week i do another set. each set includes long tones, slurs, double and triple tounging, and finger exercises. also i was told about another book yesterday in my lesson. i will get back with you on the name.

    msu_ggtrumpet
     
  3. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    Check out the Vizzutti books and/or Mike Sachs book. They would be good for warm-ups and fundamental practice if your time is limited. Lyrical etudes practice will be good for endurance and tone as well. To work on tone and sound I would also listen to some of the clips under media from this site:

    http://www.yamahaartistmodel.com/index2.html
     
  4. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

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    As nutty as this might sound, the biggest improvements in my tone quality and endurance came in my first couple of years as an Army Bandsman, and I attribute it to two things - playing A LOT of marches (mostly 2nd and 3rd parts, but eventually I was put on lead) and spending time with the Brass Quintet, which was a pretty good quintet.

    What about the Chicowicz flow studies? I know a guy who was a BIG believer in them and he had a gorgeous, lush sound, and he never seemed to have any real issues with range or endurance.
     
  5. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    They are great for somethings, but i wouldnt spend too much time on them at the expense of other things.
     
  6. FlugelFlyer

    FlugelFlyer Piano User

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    As far as endurance goes, remember to get plenty of rest after any playing where you hammer yourself to death. I've often taken a day off after a gig just to recover, but don't overdo the rest either. In terms of tone quality, it all depends on what you want to sound like. Mouthpiece buzzing for me for about a week maximum has helped my tone quality when it's suffered the most, but again, it's something you don't want to overdo.


    Above all else, just be patient. Rome was not built over a summer, it was built over hundreds of years. Playing trumpet is a neverending journey in which we will always be discovering new things, so be on the ride for the journey, not the results.
     
  7. vic

    vic New Friend

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    Gekker Summer Practice

    O. J.'s Trumpet Page has a very organized approach written by Chris Gekker. Books used are Clarke, Schlossberg, Arban, Sachse, and Colin.
    After reading through this outline, I feel sure you will be in good shape if you follow his practice routine.
    Have a great summer!

    http://abel.hive.no/trumpet/practice/gekker/
     
  8. FlugelFlyer

    FlugelFlyer Piano User

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    Re: Gekker Summer Practice



    That definately looks like a great routine to follow. It's all in what you practice and how you practice.
     
  9. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

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    Yeah, I have to say, that looks like it'd do it. I'm just curious though, does he intend for the player to do a daily warm-up before starting or not?

    Also, by Arban's Grand method does he mean Arban's Complete Method? I've never even seen an Arban's before.
     

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