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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by centerofaTONEment, Jan 13, 2012.
Great person, as well
I meant that dropping names really is insignificant. The greats also get more than their share of "duds" or other players that cannot really understand what they consider significant. Many of the Claude Gordon, Callet Superchops, .... embouchure threads show how little really is passed on.
In any field, the CV is only an indication of what a person has been exposed to, not what has been absorbed. If we look at how many duds have 6 million facebook friends (or over 11,000 posts here.... we see where this world is going.
I learned a lot from a local (chicago church scene) great who has since passed (truck accident, got hit changing a tire on the expressway... He was 43...RIP Dave) he was someone i would consider a mentor, and was amazed with what he could do with a trumpet.... It seemed as though on a good day or bad, he could play ANYTHING without missing a note... We always said when i got old enough we would play together(i was 14 at the time, and still learning) well it never happened.... And i am really still kicking myself..... Some 8 yrs later... But he was a great guy....
Oh, i also get to play quite often with my great uncle, who has been a guest trumpet for CSO on numerous occasions....
Well...I don't know if this will count or not...but I spent a day with Scott Cowan (WMU jazz/trumpet professor) in a "clinic" type setting. There were very few of us so we got a lot more "one on one" time with him. I learned some GREAT stuff with him that day!
I also got to spend a few hours with Steffon Harris once. GREAT learning experience....just great!
Other than that, it's just been the local greats! Dan Ouellette, Tony Sproul (Out of Favor Boys) and a few others....I've learned plenty from them just by hangin out, listening and doing a few jams with them!
In my life, I'd estimate that less than 1% of what I've been required to be exposed to or just happened to see, hear, smell, feel, or taste has had any real value to me, but by my own choice I've learned and enjoyed a small segment to my satisfaction with no intent of making such a career.
With age and health issues now prohibiting practice, application or contact with, too much of what I formerly enjoyed are now just memories, yet memories I cherish, which includes many friends present or passed.
Recently, I performed a satisfactory instrumental musical solo, the consequence as drove home the hard fact that I should begin restricting my practice and playing. Pertinent, is my thought of joining a community band in the coming summer. It just won't be viably possible.
Sometimes you take what you can get and I studied for a few years under a gentleman named Dwight Carver!!
Over the years,
I had one lesson with Maynard when I was young, and will never forget it.
I took a lesson at Manny's home a few years ago.
It was a great experience!
In that case, what is the percent of that percent that teach as a volunteer? I am curious.