Any one ever get the feeling of throwing your horn at the wall?

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  1. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

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    :play: :play: :play: THEY SINK.:play: :play: :play:


    Good that you liked the color, that's what really determines the quality of a trumpet.


    Turtle
     
  2. D.C. Al fine

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    True story, I have seen some red Committees, and some green pocket trumpets that come with gloves!
     
  3. Phil986

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    "Any one ever get the feeling of throwing your horn at the wall?"

    I experienced the feeling on occasions. As I started improving, it became more and more obvious that, when things weren't going right, the problem was with me, not the piece of metal. Recently, I have become better able to deal with bad days, but perhaps that has to do with the fact that bad days now are better than good days were 2 years ago. It's all about perspective...
     
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  5. rowuk

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    Frustration just means that you are not capable of setting realistic goals and then sticking to them.

    Learning trumpet is a process. There are tried and true methods and a lot of beginners that think that they know even better ways.

    The beginning of success is a daily routine consisting of long tones, easy slurs and simple tunes like found in a hymnbook. Play this EVERY day for the rest of your life and quite a bit of the frustration will dissipate. Divide your practice into 3 sessions: daily routine, repertory, technical studies - always in that order. MUSIC always gets priority - not technical stuff.

    Finally, stop blaming the trumpet for YOUR weakness. Throw yourself against the wall. The trumpet is innocent.
     
  6. gmonady

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    Couldn't agree more... AND since I am more of a "right brained" kinda guy, let me illustrate Rowuk's concept:

    :bash:
     
  7. kingtrumpet

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    yes, unfortunately I heard that about you GM -- your left brain is not right much, and your right brain has not much left!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL
    now on the serious side --- throwing a horn is not a good thing -- it could cause damage to the horn!!!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  8. gmonady

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    EXACTLY!!! And skin is so biodegradable.
     
  9. kingtrumpet

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    but it leaves oily residue on the horn!!!!! and it flakes off and gives those little bacteria and fungi a place to live. Yes, biodegradable.
     
  10. fraserhutch

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    "Any one ever get the feeling of throwing your horn at the wall?"

    Not today.
     

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