2015 Trumpet Goals?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Tjnaples, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Star8199

    Star8199 New Friend

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    To make my School's Symphonic Band, to get used to my new trumpet and to get a new mouthpiece
     
  2. Tjnaples

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    A good mouthpiece is HUGELY important...and boy oh boy do opinions vary! I highly recommend the Monette B3F-S7. It is like a Bach 3.0 man. Yes a bit more than what you'll spend on other mouthpieces but the return on investment is well worth it. Here is a link to why I believe it a great choice: http://youtu.be/cN6hcuEN4W4.

     
  3. 4INer

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    To play all keys in every mode as effortlessly as I play the major scales themselves is a goal. But my main goal is to continue the renewed love affair I've been having with my trumpet........ :)
     
  4. Tjnaples

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    Great goal, as you play them more the more "familiar" you will be with them. This book has helped me greatly in viewing music through a different paradigm, both in terms of approach and the language I use. It is by a fantastic jazz pianist Kenny Werner: Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner
    https://itun.es/us/LiM3B.l.

    Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Musician Within - Kindle edition by Kenny Werner. Arts & Photography Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

     
  5. Furcifer

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    I intend to save my money until I can win an ebay auction for a double C mouthpiece attachment. That'll get me by until I can afford a trumpet with the double C built-in.
     
  6. rowuk

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    WOW! One hour of practice per day and the whole arban book in a year! Now THAT is called ambition in my book! I have been through the whole book, but even now couln't do it again in a year.

    Chapeau!

     
  7. TrumpetMD

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    Some people might read through the Bible in a year. Others take a lifetime to try to understand it. Either approach is fine, depending on your goals.

    Going through Arbans in a year may be achievable, even though mastering it in a year may not be. I think his goal is reasonable.

    Mike
     
  8. gmonady

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    Careful. The last vocalist I work with was banging at my door yelling and screaming to let her in at 3 am. I said to her... just like a vocalist, forgetting the key, and coming in late.
     
  9. gmonady

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    It reasonable if he wants to say he made it through Arbans in a year. But I side with Robin on this one... I don't care how good you are, but if you are going through Arbans in a year, you are not really learning much of anything.
     
  10. gmonady

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    I have been working on the "Art of Jazz" series for two years now. I am up to study 3. I may not have achieved completing the book, but I am acing the first three phrasing techniques and I have been using these skills on gigs for the last couple of months. That has made me a better player, and that truly is the goal I ask for this year as in all the others, to strive to being a better player.
     

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