I’ve been a member of windworks now for a few months, but life interruptions has prevented me from really focusing and working on the concepts until about 3 weeks ago. I’ve discovered some interesting things about my playing in those two weeks and progress seems to be painfully slow in regards to range and endurance. My sound is getting noticeably better, however.
I had a concert last night with a Christian Orchestra (commercial Orchestra in style) in which I double first trumpet. We had a one hour run through, then a one and half hour concert. My sound was better, my range was the same, and my endurance was a bit better. My focus was to relax, and get a good “back swing” and try to maintain a good “concert hall.” I was fairly successful with all of that until near the end of the concert when I started to fatigue.