Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, luck–but most of all, endurance. ~James Baldwin
This Chapter Covers:
- What endurance means for trumpeters,
- why endurance is important,
- how to gain endurance,
- resting and endurance,
- endurance exercises.
Terms to Know:
- perseverance: The ability to keep doing something, especially if it’s unpleasant.
- set: The specific position of the embouchure for a particular note or in a particular range.
- degree: Tones in a scale. The first note of a scale is known as the first degree of the scale, the second note is the second degree, etc.
Resources for this Chapter:
- Chapter 14 Images (click for larger image):
- …..14.1: Endurance exercise 1
- …..14.2 Endurance exercise 2
- …..14.3: Endurance exercise 3
- …..14.4: Embouchure set exercise
- METHOD BOOKS
- …Musical Calisthenics for Brass, by Carmine Caruso
- …The 7 Secrets of Endurance, by David Baldwin (International Trumpet Guild Journal, Dec ’96)
- …Arban’s Complete Conservatory Method
- Scale Sheets, Scale Checklist (halfway down the first column)
The Usual Resources:
- The Practice of Practice: a blog on music practice.
- Free mp3 examples from the book
- Other free printable practice aids
- Free trumpet video lessons
- Trumpet method books
- Buy a hard copy of Sound the Trumpet
- Buy a hard copy of Basic Music Theory