"Tired in your lips, tired in your mind."

The easy answer: Rest a day

Maurice Andre told me: “I always practice when I feel well”. Andre would often practice in his swimming pool.

Analyse your self:


One talented student I knew had no program. Sometimes he would not practice other time he would play for 8 hours.

Weather problems. “I always have problems in November”

Olive oil (not so fat).

Pedal notes. Mix mouthpiece and trumpet practice.

Use Schlossberg for a long time (1 – 1 ½ hour) as a kind of meditation.
The same with Clarke Technical Studies.

Play – rest (as long as you play).

Meditation. “Yoga and meditation is a big part of my trumpet life.”

Autogenously training – “My father in law was a doctor who practised this”

A good mix: The “air” from Cichowicz and the “athletic” from Caruso.

Question: “Do you take a rest from the trumpet during the year”?
Answer: “Yes, now I do, but not at first. I was afraid. The first time I did, I took 3 weeks, then I needed 3 weeks to come back”.

The wife of Edward Tarr has a good book about how to deal with stress (Kreutz Verlag).

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