Turning "great days" into habits

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  1. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    Tonight I had a great night playing lead -- all my slotting was going great, coordination of the fingers, air, lips, mind was all there, and I even managed to cap off a couple songs with some decent high G's, something that is not common for me. My question is, what can I do to take tonight's experience and use it to have a similar experience in the future? How do we turn our great days of playing into common playing days, for ourselves (besides the generic "practice" answer)?

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    Mark
     
  2. DaTrump

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    That experience is the beginning of making good habits. How aware were you of what you were doing?
     
  3. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    Pretty aware I think? I felt more relaxed overall, especially during the high G's, though I'm still not exactly sure how it came to be, I just blew and out it came. Maybe I wasn't fighting the horn? Not entirely sure, honestly, I was pretty startled
     
  4. kehaulani

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    Do you know how to meditate or do visualization?
     
  5. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    Yes I do --- how do you suggest that I use that?
     
  6. Zeé

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    For me, good days are realizations that I'm a better trumpet player than I thought. Specifically, for you right now, it might be realizing that high Gs are just notes for you, ready to be shaped & used at your musical discretion like any other 'easier' note. Embrace that you have more abilities than you thought, and redefine the bar for 'good days'.

    --Zeé
     
  7. DaTrump

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    You have answered your own questions
     
  8. Vulgano Brother

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    We memorize the kinsthetics and the mindset. Easy as that.
     
  9. kehaulani

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    You learn to recall that feeling and put yourself back in it.
     
  10. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    Thanks for all the help! I usually do positive visualizations to help my mind focus before a concert or solo, so it's great to know that I can extend that into this. And I bet you're right Zee -- positive thinking will do some good. Wish me luck!
     

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