1. I personally don't really think much about breathing during performance as it is easy to get bogged down in the physiology of brass playing, when really in performance we should be thinking more about making music.|
2.Jogging or any other aerobic exercise!!!
3.I've never had a 'bottle' problem. I've been performing in public since I was 8 years old (when I didn't know what nerves were!) so I'm pretty much used to the scenario.
4.I think if you have to resort to drugs to get through a gig you should give up!!!! Performance is something to be enjoyed and I really think audiences pick up on this.
7. Unfortunately, the nature of the job dictates that to have a regular practice routine is not possible. Certainly, if I have a Fine Arts concert to do I don't do any blowing other than a gentle warm-up as a full 5tet concert is so taxing on the chops.
8. Yes, I'm not as crochetty in rehearsals if I've run off all my anger on the treadmill!!!!