MP Pressure and getting back into playing shape

07 Apr 2010 22:33 #373 by Jeff Bowman
I am having a serious problem with mouthpiece pressure, and have been for a good while now. I believe it is limiting my endurance and especially my high range, which has been the hardest thing for me to improve.I've been actively working on it and I think it has been improving, but I just had a week where I did not have my horn and so was not able to practice for more than a week. It made me very sad, as I really enjoy practicing. When I finally got my horn back and put the horn to my face, I noticed my chops seemed only half in they were half-gone. But the thing I noticed most was the fact that I was using alot more pressure than I had before I the break. I am a college student and have a little less than 2 weeks to pull together a mozart concerto. My playing is quite under par right now.....
Any suggestions about pressure, getting back in shape, high range training or the like?

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12 Apr 2010 23:47 #377 by Ricardo Matosinhos
Replied by Ricardo Matosinhos on topic Re:MP Pressure and getting back into playing shape
During the next days. I recommend you to practice the same amount of time you were used to, but with more brakes, for ex.

Instead of 2h make it 30 + 1 + 30 or even 20 + 40 + 40 + 20

When you feel better gradualy practice as you were used to.

This way you practice the same ammount of time but keeping without too much pressure.

Good Luck!

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