Taking breaths not quickly enough

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by reraom, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    In the beginning, NOTHING seems natural about playing trumpet. That is why a teacher can be a great help. To learn the unnatural stuff, we need first of all to KNOW that we are doing it RIGHT, then the teacher needs to HEAR that we are practicing what is necessary ENOUGH. Grabbing a big breath when the body is not ready (crappy posture) just means that we throw ourselves into a high tension state and nothing works the way it should. Body use and breathing are tied together. After that, body, breathing and playing are tied close together, a big breath without our brain, ears and face prepared also lead to high tension. Getting those things sorted works best when someone in the know is guiding you.

    Reading badly qualified advice makes me think that the internet is one of the WORST places to get help. Too many people just interested in blogging anything that they may have heard. Some even lie and say that they "tried it".
  2. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

    Jun 6, 2010
    Where is the "dislike" button? I would use it for the post above .... I wonder what the moderators would think of a TM member accusing others of lying? Bad form.

    It was a good question IMO the OP asked, with some sincere attempts at answers ... not bad enough for such rude behavior.:thumbdown:

  3. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    Dear reroam,

    We truly are good people here on TM. In my year on TM, I have never met or knowingly talked to a lier. The comments of the members come from pashion and their experience. There is very little evidence backing much of the responses here, but there is years of experience that can put us back on track like Rowuk is well known to do. Your task is to weight the comments that hold more value to you. Then go in that direction. But liers, no, I do not think I have ever met a lier here on TM. That is why I stay and come back again and again.

    As we approach this season were we acknowledge our faith, let us also try to convey faith in our fellow man.
  4. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    Splutter splutter splutt - ooooh - the bubbles went up my nose - and now my eyes have gone all watery :shock:
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  5. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

    Jun 6, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011
  6. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

    Mar 9, 2011
    Florida, US
    Not worth the aggravation,

    Good idea
  7. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

    Jun 6, 2010
    Double bump
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011
  8. schleiman

    schleiman Piano User

    May 12, 2010
    Austin, TX
    Hahaha! Oh btw Gary, I checked out your website recently. Some really nice playing on there!
  9. reraom

    reraom New Friend

    Oct 11, 2011
    I have already checked it out and it's been really helpful.
    Thank you all one more time for your input, I don't want to blindly follow somebody's advice without trying and thinking about it first, but I don't think anyone has said anything incompetent or given "bad" information.
    During my lesson today my teacher told me that before inhaling, you don't need to exhale if you still have some air in your lungs from your previous breathing in, is that correct? Do I take a new breath without exhaling the old, stale air?
  10. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

    Jun 6, 2010

    Is it two g's ..... I wasn't sure.


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