Oh yes - and don't forget about air ......
Yes its all about AIR and SUPPORT and how we use it . My take on this is............ if you know your part and can play it at ease.... (musically) you should be fine at the Gig.
Just keep in mine the fundamentals ( remember the state of mind also has a lot to do with your playing , so playing mind games on ones self can help to.
A nice hot shower before playing can help us relax somewhat.
I drink a fair bit of water while playing , as this helps me with the breathing and keeps me hydrated.
May the Trumpet Gods smile upon us all
Practice after taking a shower. The more that you get used to low tension, the easier that it is. A good shortcut is Yoga lessons or swimming a mile 3 times a week.
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
nonetheless -- I am a relaxed type of person so I don't always need to try and figure out how to relax, it comes naturally for me.
yeah -- play and be happy ---- uhmmm B natural!!!!!!!!!!! that is
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Here is a tip that has worked for most players...
We got it from Don Jacoby...
Don't think of playing higher, think of blowing farther.
If you think of a high C as being across the room, think of a high D as being placed through the wall and so forth.
This tends to focus your air and attention on projecting farther rather than playing higher.
You can thank "Jake" for that one.
Also when decrescendo as you ascend tends to focus the air more without cutting it off. (you can crescendo again when going down)
This is a nice way to practice and it usually gets me 1 or 2 notes higher.
You can also watch this, he explains it better and very basic, but it works (for me)
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