Too much practicing??

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RHSbigbluemarchingband, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    A freshman in high school who plays G above high C with no pressure? I assume that you're playing lead/solo parts with your band. Any clips on Youtube?
     
  2. talcito

    talcito Piano User

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    If you rest as much as you practice you'll be in good shape and play as many hours as you enjoy.

    It is probably best to play 20-30 minutes(resting appropriately during those 20 minutes). After that take a break and come back later. This will keep both your mind and your chops fresh.

    Sometimes to achieve extraordinary results you have to do what others will not....I congratulate you in your discipline to practice so much and desire great results!
     
  3. TheSlur

    TheSlur New Friend

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    Is your Band director Mr. Jensen? I know him from a marching band/wind ensemble.
     
  4. tajmonick

    tajmonick New Friend

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    I agree with Talcito. I knew a girl in HS who was obsessed with practicing too and it ruined her tone, making her very stiff...as that is how she practiced. I think that practicing is great but that's a bit much.
     
  5. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

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    umm my band director is mr. bialkin, very good trombone player and great at teaching trumpet aswell


    and as for the whole lead part, there is a junior in our school that we like to call the god nd he can play way over my range so considering seniority and all he gets the solos, i dont mind though i get too nervous when it comes to solos i prefer playing main parts
     
  6. sonarerocks

    sonarerocks Pianissimo User

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    It is one thing if you're a student at Julliard practicing 9 hours a day, it's one thing if your a very good high school trumpeter playing for 4-5 hours a day but 9 hours as a freshman in high school is just too much, take a break!
     
  7. TheSlur

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    It almost makes me wonder what life would have been like before I got braces. In eighth grade, I could hit a F no problem. Then along came the orthodontist. Oh well. All I have to say is keep up the good work and keep practicing to be a "god" at the trumpet:play:
     

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