You may think you're in control of playing the trumpet but check this out.
Over the years I've been told that playing the trumpet is 98% mental and 2% physical. It took me years to believe this, but now I do. Your mind effects what you do and how you perform on many subtle levels. When it comes to trumpet playing, any emotional or psychological issues will manifest itself in a closed throat. If your throat is closed, forget about playing trumpet. My advise is watch the Three Tenors, Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras. This is what it looks and sounds like to perform with an open throat. Only the strong will survive the trumpet!
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