Last edited by AKtrumpet; 05-14-2012 at 07:47 PM.
I've noticed that Alison Balsom has a very relaxed looking face when she plays the trumpet ...... I, on the other hand, seem to have a racing pulse when she plays the trumpet.
Trumpets are for extroverts - Lee Morgan
Deep sighing relaxes facial musculature.
I spent a few years in college working to get my posture more relaxed when I was playing - mostly to help me breathe better. I was working in an alterations shop at the time, and my boss let me use the bridal fitting room with its 3 way mirrors to practice in after hours. Made a huge difference in my sound, and i never had to change my face. Sometimes when you get your breathing right, everything else works itself out! Sometimes I wish I still had the shop to practice in - best practice room I ever had, and I could practice there all night without disturbing any neighbors!
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With my skills if I tried this, I would be much safer with a bridal room that involved horses. On seconed througt, it wouldn't make a difference where I tried this, and the mirrors would break with me just looking into them before I even touched the trumpet.
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