I have just started WindWorks and am currently coming to the end of the Largo stage. It’s an amazing journey.
Before I started WindWorks I was pretty depressed with my trumpet playing, was on the point of giving up. I’m an intermediate player.
My question for you Greg is… do you think it’s essential to carry on our normal practise routine while doing WW? Or do you think that dedicating onesself entirely to WW for a while before picking up our old routine could also be a valid approach?
I guess I’m just a little apprehensive of undoing what I’ve learned on the course when I go back to doing my normal routine. Or is it actually necessary to stare our old trumpet demons in the face as we go back to our normal routine, so as to exorcise them and blast them out of the stratosphere with our new-found knowledge and psychology?
It really depends on the individual, circumstances etc. Generally I do not recommend stopping everything else.
This is all explained as you work through the course but you won’t undo what you have learnt, rather it will drip feed into your regular playing AS LONG AS YOU KEEP REINFORCING WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNT UP TILL NOW.
A lot of people I teach are full time playing pro’s as was I when I made the changes therefore stopping everything else is/was not an option.
You will feel your new sensations overtake the old bad habits.
“The Point of Difference” video is very important here too.