Do I have to play 2-3 hours every day to make sure I can do this, or is there a way to do something like "weight lifting" for the trumpet?
I'm self taught, and stamina is an issue. I know technique has a huge role in stamina, and I'm working on this as well, but so does muscle development.
I guess my question is, just like running sprints for 20 minutes regularly can help you play a 90 minute soccer game, is there some equivalent for brass, that doesn't actually require me to play the same length of the gig I need to play every day?
Sorry for the strange question or if this is obvious and I just don't see it. My first thought is lip slurs, I guess, but just wanting feedback from experienced musicians about what they've found actually works for them.
I just played a 2-hr gig and at 1.5 hrs I was pretty blubbery. Boo. At least I had a snare drum to play on and a clarinetist who was willing to take more on...,