Trumpet Playing May Be Dangerous to Your Health.

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  1. Jude

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    Or maybe trumpet playing is good for your health? Google sent me directly to this thread a couple of minutes ago when I was searching on 'trumpet' and 'blood pressure.' I was searching because I had just tried out a new Resperate device for lowering blood pressure by means of slowing the breathing rate from listening to music played at a decreasing tempo. My rate was slow enough to put me in the cheater's category from the very beginning, and I was wondering whether Nick Drozdoff's exercises (on a stuffy cornet, holding each note for 32 counts) - or maybe those 20-min g's? - had already had some effect in teaching me to breathe better. The whole country needs its blood pressure reduced - think of the trumpets they could sell if playing one turns out to help!
     
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  2. hubnub

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    Some of you cats are ruthless....:lol:

    A 4th trp player spontaneous combusted during a solo on Cherokee the other night on a gig....:lol:
     
  3. Vulgano Brother

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    In The Musical Times, June 1934, W.F.H. Blandford wrote in his article "Wind-Instruments and Health":

    "Julius Kosleck (1825-1905), the Berlin virtuoso, who in his sixtieth year introduced to English hearers the 'Bach trumpet' at the bicentenary performance of the Mass in B minor at the Albert Hall in April, 1885, retired at sixty-eight and died at eighty. He did not spare his efforts. On that occasion I was sitting where I could look down on him. The singing of the overpowering and needlessly large choir quite drowned the the trumpets, but it was always possible to tell when Kosleck played and left off by wathching the crimson flush that came and went over his bald head like a 'Stop' and 'Go' signal..."
     
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  4. forrest

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    I thought Valsalva was a town in southern Georgia, and the Valsalva Manuever was a way to get around the evening rush hour traffic.
     
  5. Fluffy615

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    I'm only familiar with the Corbomite Manuever.
    It's a good thing it's hard to play high for too long for me. I guess I'll be fine!
    Bob
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

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    Isn't that part of a a play by Chekov? ;-)
     
  7. Bear

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    Hmmm... learn how to breathe correctly and play effentictly and TA-DA.. no problems even in high output and "streneous" gigs.

    The human body is an AMAZING machine.
    The mind, even more so.
     
  8. Lezwoymn

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    you guys are too funny
     
  9. Bugle Boy

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    No problem, I like to live dangerously, like everybody else on this site
     
  10. Fluffy615

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    Hey Vulgano Brother, the corbomite manuever was no tribble at all!!
    Bob
     
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