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Discussion in 'TM Lounge' started by Lazorphaze, Apr 27, 2004.
gah, I suck.
I suck, I suck. No high notes, no tone, no anything.
I should quit.
I've heard your clips and you sound good, especially for your age.
We all have rough days. I had a terrible playing day Saturday. It happens to the best of us. Just channel your negative thinking into positive thinking and you'll grow immensely from it. Don't get yourself down.
Take a day off. If you try and practice when you're in a bad mood you'll only frustrate yourself more. Some people believe that if you practice when you're not in the right head-space you could actually make yourself a worse musician.
If you're having a rough day and you don't have to play, don't. Put the horn down and tomorrow's another day. Now, if you sound bad for longer than a day or two you might have more serious problems and you should spend some time with a pro.
...but I think you'll be okay tomorrow.
yeah sucks don't it? i hate having bad days, and i've had way too many within the past week. I've had to start seriously practicing again to get myself back in shape for spring concerts/juries/contest. today was another bad day, but i'm going to blame it on yesterday's 4 hours of playing. next up is the college jazz band concert on thursday, the hardest show i've ever had to play for (lead, and the director chose some pretty high stuff). makes me wish i'd had more time to practice earlier this semester, i hate being both a college student and a h.s. senior.
If you're not just having a bad day though, and you are seriously having problems with your range and endurance, you should get your hands on a good private teacher. just keep practicing, it'll pay off.
Well, time to go finish the research paper i've been putting off, oh how i wish i were practicing instead.
I agree...When I have a bad playing day, I just put the horn down and come back to it the next day (and believe me, I do that alot). Don't let it get to you....If you do, It'll just eat at you. Play your horn for the sheer joy of playing trumpet....Those are always my best days.
When I have a bad day.... I give the horn a total cleaning. Part of that process involves "giving it a whirl" to make sure the valves are all running right after I'm done.
Surprise! Usually I end up having a great (but shortened) practice and the next day is GREAT!
take a day off and keep your head up!
I think I see your problem. You should BLOW!
Seriously, take it easy getting good at this thing is slow process. Play the long game, be patient, and periodically look back at how you good you were a while ago and see how much you havee improved. You will feel better about yourself.
I think this sums things up well:
At least it works for me!
- Paul Artola
Ellicott City, Maryland
I like that one....I need that poster