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Re: Passive Aggressive Community Band
I played in a local big band for years, pretty good band. When I first got in, I tried to do my standard warmup; some long tones, lip slurs some scales. The lead player would look at me and say "stick a mute in it". I thought he was just kidding but he said this to me several weeks in a row. Finally I started doing my warmup at home before I left (it was a short drive) just so I wouldn't have to hear his cute remarks.
Bottom line, do whatever you're comfortable with.