Sergei has been described as the “Paganini of the trumpet”. He is one of the greatest masters of the instrument to ever have lived and I urge you to listen to his recordings and concerts. To call his ability phenomenal would do it a disservice. Anyway, the point of this short entry:
Play 7 minutes and rest for 5. Simple!
A tip for practising, from Sergei Nakariakov’s philosophy of practice (or his father’s), to play 7 minutes and rest for 5. The reasoning is simple; most solo pieces are around 7 minutes, the 5 minute rest allows for recuperation and allows you to have 5, 12 minute (7 on, 5 off) sessions per hour. There is a lovely symmetry and logic to this, I am going to try it.