Took a 1 Week Break..

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Xinn, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Xinn

    Xinn New Friend

    Oct 18, 2008
    I took a 1 week break off Trumpet due to school work pressure.. and now Its very hard to regain my embouchure..

    I can't play anything above 4th line D without getting a very fuzzy and resistant sound
    and Normally, my range goes up to a G above staff
    I noticed my endurance is suffering as well

    Yesterday I tried to regain it and I was so stressed I stopped
    I'm going through the same exact thing today...
    What should I do?
  2. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

    Mar 25, 2005
    Indianapolis, In
    I would be working on long tones, lip slurs, slurs and playing very softly for some time. It sounds as though you need to build some muscle.
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    You should get your playing act back together. Get back to your daily routine and your playing will return to the way it was.

    1 day off= 2 days to get back in shape
    2 days off= a week
    4-6 days need a month
    a month needs 2-3 months
    any more than that we calculate in years.
  4. Al Innella

    Al Innella Forte User

    Aug 9, 2007
    Levittown , NY
    For a beginner a week off could take a week to to get back in shape, just stick to your daily routine and don't rush things.
  5. Bachstul

    Bachstul Mezzo Forte User

    Jan 25, 2009
    Don't let the "pressure" of it all eat you up.... you have a lifetime to "get it back".... it's not as if you will forget how to read music as well.......

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