Taking a breath

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by fuzzyhaze, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    If it concerns you so much, I would suggest you seek medical advice from an Allergist and/or Ear. Nose, and Throat specialist. Otherwise, in playing these brass instruments, the suggestion was limited to "when you can" and seemingly you can't.
  2. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    Haste2... before you take Eds advice and start utilizing are involved health care system, first let me know how your are taking your Nasonex, and you can PM me [so as not to get the HIPAA police down on us].
  3. BustedChops

    BustedChops Mezzo Forte User

    Oct 1, 2011
    Don't take my advice as gospel but breath is breath. If you can pull a quick one through the nose before advancing to the next measure so be it...if you can take it up the mouth so be it...The important thing about breathing is simply to breath for the sake of preserving the timing of the score.

    Breathing is not cheating...but breathing to the point of syncoptating the score is degrading the music. I wish I could play 16 measures in one breath...
  4. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    I so agree and this was what I stated in my first post here in this thread... you just stated it in a more direct and clear fashion.
  5. bach37

    bach37 Pianissimo User

    Dec 1, 2011
    Good advice I found from Greg Wing.

    "Remember that trumpet playing is 90% mental! What you think about most is what is going to happen to your trumpet playing!

    1. Take a full, natural breath. Blow into your hand….. feel the air FLOWING!!!! It is not pushed or squeezed……………. We know that blowing activates some muscular activity. This is normal. Blowing to your body’s natural LEAN ON THE BREATH will dictate the speed of the air.2. Take a full, natural breath and blow through the pipe…….other than being aware of blowing through the natural resistance of the horn, the breath should be FLOWING THRU energizing the sound!

    Each long tone is like blowing the pipe. One note at a time….. NOW!!! What are you thinking when you play Long Tones! YOU THINK OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SOUND (MAURICE ANDRE, DOC SEVERINSEN, ETC.)… AND YOU BLOW THRU THIS SOUND WITHOUT CONSCIENCE THOUGHT OF HOW TO BLOW!!!!!! (Your mind must stay on the goal.. beautiful sound……….not HOW to get it).TIDBIT: I remember learning how to blow this way………….geezzzzzzzzz…….it took me 6 -8 months to NOT get light headed………….Think of the beautiful sound………take a full, natural breath and blow a steady sound by thinking of a steady sound.

    Over time, your breath will become stronger…………… when the breath becomes stronger, the air moves faster with less effort! On Clarke #1…… is your SOUND COLLAPSING by thinking of fingers; in other words; Does Your Sound Change When You begin to Move Your Fingers??????????? IT SHOULDN’T!!!!!!! THE KEY IS TAKING IT SLOW! Okee Dokee!!!! This is enough to think about for now!!!

    Play YOUR balance! Do NOT blow past the LEAN ON YOUR BREATH! LET’S FIRE IT UP!!!!!!!!!"

    Have a great evening.

    Mr. Wing
  6. Haste2

    Haste2 Piano User

    Jun 16, 2010
    I apparently wasn't taking it quite correctly until a few days ago, so I'll have to give it some more time until I would be able to tell you something useful. Thanks, though.
  7. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    That is usually the case, Haste2, and you are not alone. Most physicians do not take the time to explain how to use their medications. The class of drug in Nasonex is a steroid; it works by preventing T-cells to make "messengers" that call inflammatory cells into the area to wreak havoc. The T-cells store about 2-4 weeks of these "messages" in their cells. So when you start taking the medication, the cells will still do their "dirty work" for another 2-4 weeks. Also for the T-cells to stop making these "messages", the medication must be used daily. See most people use it like Afrin, and take it only on days the feel really bad. Because it works at chronic control of symptoms but getting to the root of the evil, it must be taken regularly. Afrin just temporarily squashes the evil, so is used on an as need basis.

    Hope this explanation helps in understanding how to take this medication. Do let me know how it is working in another 4 weeks.

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