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Old 03-17-2008, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you practice/prepare?

Im very curious to find out how all you you guys practice and prepare for playing your various instruments.



I myself play Trumpet and practice while listening to a CD/recording of somebody else playing the song, and then try to mimic it, once it sounds like a direct copy I start adding my little "twists" to it.

The way I prepare is in my opinion, quite interesting little habit that will probably kill me off before i'm 20... Because the higher notes, and longer notes of trumpet require a lot of air, I hold my breath. I practice holding my breath while in my pool (3 and 1/2 minute record), and during class (hehe...). I have to admit that I seriously believe that doing so has enlarged my lungs and made me play better. Also when nobody is looking I practice blowing air out my mouth for looooong periods of time.
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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uncanny I do that ...
"Also when nobody is looking I practice blowing air out my mouth for looooong periods of time."

... just before I have a sm420ke! I wonder if I'd be good at the trumpet aswell!
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dude, smoking reaaaallly does not help you with breathing. I recommend you try to quit if your into instruments, particularly wind or brass.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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... just before I have a sm420ke! I wonder if I'd be good at the trumpet aswell!
Yeah, I start my practice sessions at 4:20 as well
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I usually listen to some music that im in the mood for. I look for mainly good guitar solo's, then jam with them on set.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Before i'm about to bust out the tasty jams on guitar I always climb a mountain.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Before i'm about to bust out the tasty jams on guitar I always climb a mountain.
Which one may i ask?
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Depends on how hard I wanna rock.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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A good mountain is great for warm ups.. hell yes.. but after a 4:20 smoke who can be bothered. I usually just stare at my shoes for a while.. then grab the closest flute to hand and start a blowin.
I've performed some tasty licks with this method indeed. yeah.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I practice piano by learning songs off of sheet music, but when I'm playing guitar I use tabs, and/or just mess around.
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