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).