What makes a trumpet better than another?

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  1. et_mike

    et_mike Mezzo Forte User

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    Hitman, Ted is absolutely correct. It is very difficult to get an efficient practice session done in just 15 min a day. I suggest that you discuss with your teacher why he only wants you to play 15 minutes a day. If nothing else, practicing on your own 15 min a day doesn’t even prepare you for the two hours you say you are paying him for. It might be time for you to find another teacher. In any case, I would like to see you practice at least 30 min a day, preferably 1 hour. Always start with your warm up, and always start your warm up with breathing exercises. :thumbsup:
     
  2. Hitman0042

    Hitman0042 Banned

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    i cant play more than that. Lol MY lips start to burn mannn
     
  3. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    I thought you said they get numb. :dontknow:

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  4. Hitman0042

    Hitman0042 Banned

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    yer same crap. Numb which means then i cant play the notes properly. Then they start to burn if i keep going on with it.
     
  5. et_mike

    et_mike Mezzo Forte User

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    How long is your lesson with your teacher? :dontknow:
     
  6. Hitman0042

    Hitman0042 Banned

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    1 hour and 30min to 2 hours. But we play a total of 15-20min and the rest is theory
     
  7. et_mike

    et_mike Mezzo Forte User

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    interesting :shock:
     
  8. Hitman0042

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    Whats the problem now? :dontknow:
     
  9. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    Too much talking, too less playing. That's not how you should work on ednurance. It is not normal to get tired only after 20-30min of playing. A begginer should be able to play at least 1 hour with a short break in between...if not that means for me that you should be doing something wrong, or maybe your daily routine is wrong.
     
  10. tedh1951

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    Hitman - it's simple, play a little rest a little (same length of time) then play and rest some more. Follow the sorts of processes proposed to you by the likes of ROWUK, and you can only improve in every respect.

    Use your intelligence to analyse what is happening, if necessary change ONE thing at a time. Can I suggest for example that you play a long note as you raise the bell of your trumpet, and when the sound is at it's best for you, then start your music making from there. Work out what works best for you and try to have fun - otherwise, what is the point.

    The more you practice the better you will become - time is the killer - it apparently takes two years to train a fighter pilot and about five years to become a halfway decent musician - you CAN'T hurry it, it will take time, unless you are Harry Potter, and you know that is fiction (don't you?). ROFL
     
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