Beta Blockers And Performance Anxiety In Music-Musicians

betablockers I use when performing trumpet music
Holding my propranolol which I’m drastically trying to cut back the use of

Beta Blockers And Performance Anxiety In Musicians

Many people suffer from stage fright and using beta blockers to treat performance anxiety is pretty common. Personally I have been using them, on and off, for 20 years on my trumpet gigs…

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Trumpet playing and smoking cigarettes

a trumpeter is smoking his cigarette

Trumpet playing and smoking cigarettes

We are all human humans and, last time I checked, humans are not perfect. Believe it or not, sometimes we do things that are not optimal for our health and one of those things are…

…smoking cigarettes!

But what if you play the trumpet? How will the smoking affect your trumpet playing ? Or could the lung training you get from blowing the trumpet, in some way, help to fight off the otherwise negative health effects of smoking ?

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Can Trumpet Playing Cause a Stroke ?

A man is playing the trumpet

Can Trumpet playing Cause Stroke?

I’m sitting here with black coffee in my hand and my trumpet on the table after just having played something in the upper register and this time I was getting pretty dizzy from the high notes again. How big are the risks really ? Are we playing with fire ? I know that trumpet playing can indeed cause a stroke and I have been thinking about the risks before, but this time… I decided to take a deeper look at it.

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Yamaha Silent Brass For Trumpet SB7X Practice Mute Review

The “Yamaha Silent Brass” trumpet practice mute on my kitchen table along with my two trustworthy trumpets… that have had the honor of test playing the mute”

Yamaha Silent Brass Trumpet Review
My experience with the Yamaha SB7x Silent Brass System For Trumpet

yamaha silent brass practice mute for trumpetAre you looking for answers to the questions “is the Yamaha silent brass SB 7X for trumpet any good?” or “what is the best trumpet practice mute ?” …

…IF so, keep reading because this is my detailed review of the Yamaha silent brass system for trumpet. I also compare it to another, cheaper option in the end of the article so jump right in!

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How To Not Be Nervous On Stage Performing The Trumpet

How To Deal With Stage Fright When Playing an Instrument

Most of us have been there. The sweaty hands, the dry mouth, that dark feeling that “I’m not going to make this”, the shallow breathing and…

…the messed up performance that follows!

I use to be so incredible nervous when performing with my trumpet that my

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