Trumpet Discussion Discuss 10 days off....... in the General forums; and if the sound I hear coming out of my trumpet was a smell, the neighbors would be calling the ...
1) I don't take a week off. The horn went with me on our 9 day trip to the coast and back and I managed to get three or four workouts jammed in.
2) But when I do have more than a couple of days off, I just go back to warmup/practice/woodshedding "same as always". Within a couple of days it'll all be there again; DEFINITELY within a week. I think the biggest "problem" that folks have when they take a few days off is that they "think" they're going to have problems getting back "into shape".
Jes' my bite on it...
Warm up, long tones, before you work on anything.
Most people coming back off a layoff are anxious to get right to working on something. Warming up is so important. Every once-in-a-while I have to lay off for several days.
I FORCE myself to do a longer than usual warmup when coming back to the horn.
I also use buzzing to warm up and/or warm down. Buzzing is just a great exercise.
I find when I'm forced to take a couple days off(doesn't happen often, I rarely go even a day without playing at least a little) it's a rough for a few days but I'm stronger and more focused for the rest my embouchure has had. It's like the muscles rebuild a little from the regular beating they get.
Like the others said, take your time, warm up, and basically do your normal routine. Just expect you'll feel a little stuffy and unclear for 1-3 days.
I would recommend mouthpiece buzzing, Clarke tech. studies, and Schlossberg.
Part of any good daily diet.
dont over do it....when i take a day or two off and come back i normaly push it to much. I start working and things feel just like they did when they left, but this is a bad thing becasue i will play to much and pay for it over the course of the next week. so i would say even if you feel like you could do 3 hours the first day back, dont!
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