Warming Up And Why: The Power Of Routine

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Whether as an educator or a performer, the idea of brass players warming up properly is both extremely important and tied to the idea of a regular practice routine. Here are some of the most important ideas to consider when developing or examining your own routine.

Enough is enough. From a physical standpoint, being warmed up simply means you have the muscular ability to play anything you need to without causing an injury. From a psychological standpoint though, it means believing that that is true. In my own playing career I have had times where I needed at least an hour to feel good, and others where 30 seconds had me ready to play a gig. My own physical development has something to do with this, but much more of it is the varied definition of “ready.”

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Posted by on Friday, March 18th, 2022. Filed under Current News, DCI World.