What is your endurance?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Rick Chartrand, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. Clarence

    Clarence Mezzo Forte User

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    Yea my nchops start to flo0d after three hours,i use a 11
     
  2. Rick Chartrand

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    Hey Guys

    I get 5 hours a night of endurance on my gigs. I do 5 sets of 50 minutes each.

    That is, play 50 minutes out of each hour and then take a 10 minute break.

    I play 5 sets, which is 5 hours. I do this on a Holton Heim #2 whcih is a 10c.

    I'm still not happy with my extreme high notes however. I can only go to ''A'' above high ''C''

    When I am talking only 2 1/2 hours endurance I get that on my Bach 1c which is a huge mouthpiece and cuts my endurance in half. By the way the 2 1/2 hours is pretty much non stop.

    Rick AKA Trumpet Man
     
  3. wrbandel

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    Trumpet Man,

    Doesn't five sets of 50 minutes of playing equal 250 minutes? Isn't that four hours and ten minutes of actually playing time. Guess I'm not very good at the new math.
    :D

    Warren
     
  4. Rick Chartrand

    Rick Chartrand Piano User

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    Hey Warren

    Yep thats 4 hrs 10 minutes. But its done over a 5 hour period so thats generally accepted as 5 hours of endurance in the circles i hang out in, and thats what I get paid for...5 hours :D

    Rick AKA Trumpet Man
     
  5. Daff

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    Understood you just fine Rick. That's quite strong.

    I play everything on the same, roughly 3C sized pieces, GR 66's, and am trashed after about 2+ hours of non-stop rigorous playing at home, but in gigs where you have breaks during the charts, I can stretch it out a bit. Things could be better.....or worse.
     
  6. wrbandel

    wrbandel Pianissimo User

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    Thanks Rick,

    I guess my endurance is four hours then. I use a Marcinkowicz Bobby Shew 1.5 signature model mouthpiece, and have been for over fifteen years.

    Rick, what kind of gig last five hours?

    Warren
     
  7. Bear

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    Dance band gigs, frat party gigs, festivals, and the list goes on....

    I've never had a problem with endurance, it's the mental concentration that gets to me.

    To stick with the original post: I play a Bach 3C and the whole Monette B4 line. Likes: It just "feels" good and people say I have a wonderful range of timbres on it depending on what music I'm playing... and I figure that's half the battle. The Bach I mainly use for outdoor gigs just cause I don't want to risk ruining the Monette peices.
     
  8. wrbandel

    wrbandel Pianissimo User

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    Bear,

    I play in a dance band, and the longest gig we ever get is four hours. I guess Minnesotans can't handle a five hour dance. :D

    Warren
     
  9. Bear

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    I dunno dude, get a good barn dance goin on down here in TX and it'd go all nite. Trumpets falling over, bones slides and bending, drummer breaks last pair of sticks, saxes not being able to breathe and move their fingers, piano player falls asleep on the board, and the bass goes to get another "beverage", lol. Oh man, what fun.
     
  10. wrbandel

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    Bear,

    Now that sounds like a load of fun!

    Warren
     

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