Who here warms down, and what is your technique?

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  1. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    My warm down is 3 sets of two octave descending arpeggio starting on third space C descending to pedal C. Probably played at qurter notes ( 60bpm) and holding the pedal C for just a few seconds. Probably because my trumpet instructor had me doing range exercises last and then wanted me to loosen them up a little bit.
    I do it because it feels good to me ... not sure if I pay attention about what happens the next day if for some reason I miss them.
     
  2. lipnutz

    lipnutz Pianissimo User

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    Air attack from low C chromatically down to F#, piano, two whole notes each.
     
  3. tkolnoel

    tkolnoel New Friend

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    I rarely warm down, but when I do, I just go down chromatically until I reach a pedal C. I proceed to do long tones, pedal tones, & buzzing.

    From what I understand, warming down helps blood flow/circulate back into your lips. It's not essential, but there is no harm done in warming down.
     
  4. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    We had this discussion with Wilmer Wise here on TM. I agree with Wilmer, the horn goes in the case, no warm down.
     
  5. mgcoleman

    mgcoleman Mezzo Forte User

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  6. peanuts56

    peanuts56 Pianissimo User

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    Everyone is different so there's no one right thing to do. Do what works for you.
     
  7. Dale Proctor

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    No warm up or warm down for me. Sure, I play a scale or two before a gig to get things going, but when the gig (or practice) is over, the horn gets the water emptied and put in the case.
     
  8. Solar Bell

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    Exactly what I do.....and the clients do NOT want to hear you "warming down" when the gig is over. Put the horn away and leave.

    Unless you're not a professional and playing for your own kicks.........
     
  9. Rapier

    Rapier Forte User

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    Warm down? After a workout or a run, then yes. Playing trumpet? No, its not like it's that hard. I don't warm down after a walk.
     
  10. Tjnaples

    Tjnaples Piano User

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    Boy, pedal tones sure make the next day easier for me if it has been a crossfit type playing experience.
     

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