could restriction be the reason its harder to play my instrument?
Posted 23 February 2021 - 03:28 PM
i'm in high school band, and i play a clarinet. and recently, i've noticed it's getting harder to play. i have to take way more breaths in between than usual, and even then it's taking way too much effort to use the amount of air i need to make a full sound. i'm beginning to suspect it's due to my not eating alot, but i just wanted to ask. do any of you think it could be this? also if anyone else also happens to play a wind instrument, did you start having difficulty playing?
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Posted 23 February 2021 - 03:31 PM
Yeah, I think so. I'm a vocalist as opposed to a wind instrumentalist, but I've noticed that general weakness and fatigue from restriction definitely affect my ability to project vocally, and stay on key. My tone isn't as good, either. It's like trying to sing when I'm really tired, but all the time. <3
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Posted 23 February 2021 - 03:34 PM
Possibly. I play the flute, and while I never really had an issue with it, it's different for everyone.
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Posted 23 February 2021 - 03:42 PM
Posted 23 February 2021 - 04:56 PM
I play flute, and I've noticed that it's harder to play on lower restriction days, but that's probably due to fatigue.
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Posted 23 February 2021 - 05:01 PM
Posted 23 February 2021 - 05:11 PM
My hands became far more weak and lost much of their resistance to the strings. An hour of playing will leave painful marks for a day or so, but I don’t think I’ve lost any dexterity.
As far as breath, I really try hard. My Kung Fu days taught me a bit about breathe and exercise but even with technique I just don’t have the inhale-power to keep up with forceful singing as the strain ruins my tone at the end of any given note. I haven’t passed out yet but I think I could if I pushed it.
In short: Yeah, but it’s to be expected. Could it also be a motivation thing?
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Posted 23 February 2021 - 05:17 PM
Posted 23 February 2021 - 05:29 PM
yes, i think its hurting my technique too. i used to play the guitar, but my arms started to get really tired and sore from fretting and strumming even for just a few minutes. my fingers also get really cold and i cant get enough pressure on the strings now
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Posted 23 February 2021 - 06:12 PM
My brain can't keep up with memorizing sheet music and fast fingerings anymore (violin btw lol)
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Posted 23 February 2021 - 06:22 PM
for me (i play flute) it was more of like a focus thing, and i couldn't concentrate on my music like at all
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