aaaarrgh - timing!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by revjames, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. revjames

    revjames Piano User

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    Thanks but I think 3 bands are enough to keep me busy for now!
     
  2. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    James,

    I have a similar problem, when I am playing without a conductor (ie not at band which after tonigt might be more often than not, sorry won't rant but it was a bad night) If I'm not careful I start to busk tunes I know instead of reading the dots and the rests. So the result is a bastardisation (I hope that language used corrrectly doesn't offend it is legit) of what is on the page and what is in my head. The only way I have found round it is to be "metronome strict" until I have the piece ready to go then to play with it a bit.

    Any help
     
  3. revjames

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    thanks Andy that made me laugh.... I can tell you are a Yorkshireman! are you going to that jazz workshop in Nov? maybe I'll join you and if its crap we'll go to the pub instead.....
     
  4. Cornyandy

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    Just got to raise some funds James, On what I make as a Lolipop man and a lunch time supervisor £75 quid is a lot of money. However I do want to go so its a bit we'll see at the mo
     
  5. Cornyandy

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    PS but at least I'm not scrounging on Benfits (I'd be better off if I was but it's not me)
     
  6. revjames

    revjames Piano User

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    sounds like you have that job licked... I guess you heard that a few times seriously good on ya for your work, important job it is too. Yes £75 a lot for me too and not to mention 500 mile round trip...
     
  7. Cornyandy

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    I actually love the job and after the problems I have had (you must have read my I'm back thread) It's just good to be working and not living completely off familly any more. Actually what I really want to do is teach high brass. I have one pupil and he is coming on great (I've taught family members to grade three and on passing them on I have always been told that they have great basics) That's why I'm so keen on working towards my grades, 7 next.
     
  8. tedh1951

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    Stay the course Andrew - do what you can to do what you want - it's your life, no-one is more entitled to it than you - make it count with good stuff. I may grumble about work, but in essence I have done EXACTLY what I have always wanted to do, and I am content. Teaching well makes me content - hmmm, so does a sausauge sanger and a glass of Guiness - but the teaching is for the future of the world, the drinks and sangers are selfish (but nice).
     
  9. Cornyandy

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    Thanks Ted I needed a smile this morning after a Band Practice last night that I nearly walked out of, I love playing in bands but the one I'm in at the moment seems to be the second or even third choice of a lot of players. Not sure I'll be with it much longer
     
  10. revjames

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    well I am making my debut at the Jazz Club on monday. Actually already have since someone told them I play BASS! so have been playing bass guitar. This week someone has picked 'Fly me to the moon' and its the same key so I will get up and give it a go. Interestingly the song they chose (from realbook) is in 3/4 where most versions I have seen on BIAB for example are in 4/4 any ideas why its in 3/4 on this occasion?
     

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