Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by NYCO10, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. guyclark

    guyclark Piano User

    Feb 28, 2008
    Los Gatos, CA
    Hey, Art!

    No one is too old for a teacher, nor is one ever too old to learn (unless one is pushing up daisies!).:huh:

    What you need (IMHO) is to join a community band and play with a section. Then you'll have constant practice in playing in tune with those around you. :grouphug: You will also have the experience and knowledge of your section from which you can learn alot!!! :cool:

    Try it! you'll thank me!!:thumbsup:

    Guy Clark
  2. NYCO10

    NYCO10 Pianissimo User

    Feb 20, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Yes and i practice for between and hour to an hour and a half per day

    Peace NYCO10
  3. Arthur Magazu

    Arthur Magazu New Friend

    May 26, 2010
    Stow, Ma.
    Geesh... maybe i am not speaking clearly.. " I occasionally take lessons as needed" "in addition to my rehearsals" implies i am out playing somewhere assumably with a group or section.... I was just trying to help someone who posted with a problem ... chuckle
  4. jmberinger

    jmberinger Pianissimo User

    Jun 5, 2007
    Long Beach, California
    One other comment regarding the teacher issue. When I practice, I am applying some of what I learned in the past and applying it to the immediate. The teacher, or coach is perhaps a better word, is to help me remember what I have not brought to my consciousness and then apply it to that day's practice. A supplemental set of ears and brains.

    In my opinion, the word practice here is a description of the discipline that we apply to ourselves. Part of that discipline is listening to what others hear, and then using it or rejecting it as the situation unfolds.

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