Tired from long tones.

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  1. Flugel52

    Flugel52 Pianissimo User

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    I'm playing long tones reading this thread :D

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  2. patkins

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    It is a natural physiological response. Too much CO2 building up. You need to take some brief breaks in between exercises with deep sighs to replenish the O2. You'll be fine. Very good personal observation.
     
  3. kingtrumpet

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    I think you might also find that "variations" in the long tone regimen will aid you greatly in staying awake. I do "siren" long tones on some days, going from ppp to FFF, and back to ppp as long as I can on one breath per note. I think this regimen causes ME to inhale more, or breath differently, and it seems to prevent the onset of sleepiness!!! it is quite a lip workout also!!!
     
  4. trumpeterjake

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    You're not the only one! If you are truely bored with something don't keep doing it. Instead of long tones I play very long powerful ballads because they won't get annoying for me (be sure to not blat of overdue them..or the point of playing them is lost in a way). I've found that when you start getting bored with something you generaly stop progressing as fast. A player can do long tones for hours and get little out of it because it has become a annoying "job" for them. Mental drive is really important for people to improve on anything!
     
  5. turtlejimmy

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    That sounds like a good idea. What are some of your favorite ballads for this?


    Turtle
     
  6. Chuck Cox

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    Have you noticed others around you going to sleep when you play ?
     
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  7. Chuck Cox

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    When my wife is tossing and turning, she wakes me up and asks me to play some long tones for her.
     
  8. Chuck Cox

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    We should get a group together and play long chords.
     
  9. turtlejimmy

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    Well .... Yes, now that you mention it, people do seem to be falling asleep around my long tones lately.

    Do you think that's a sign that I should move on to another note? :dontknow:


    Turtle
     
  10. Chuck Cox

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    I'm torn between listening to an Amway presentation or trumpet 45 second long tones.
     

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