By Jeff Beights
July 20, 2012
Over the years, in various playing situations, I have closely observed the playing habits of different players. One common behavior, more so in younger players, seems to be the lack of pre-playing preparation, specifically the warm-up. Now, some will argue that they don’t need a warm-up. I have witnessed on many occasions players show up to morning rehearsal 5 minutes before the start, pull their horns out of the case and start playing. Coincidently, is seems these are the same players that struggle with the fundamentals of playing in general.
Warm-up routines do vary quite a bit between players, some more some less, but the fact still remains that there is value in warming-up before you practice or perform. Continue Reading…