Beginner music help.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Lorenza, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    Ed, I too thoroughly dislike Pennsylvania 6-5000, and cringe whenever it gets called to the music stand - thankfully our band director isn't a big fan of it either - there are plenty of great tunes available without having to shout out your address - that's surely best left to a small piece of paper passed surreptitiously ...
     
  2. BinaryHulledIon

    BinaryHulledIon Piano User

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    Address? It's a NYC phone number. Ostensibly, the first phone number ever, but specifically the phone number to the Hotel Pennsylvania Cafe Rouge Ballroom, where many popular big bands played (see the link for more pedantic details). The song is a tribute thereof.

    You guys keep your Sousa and I'll keep my Glenn Miller.
     
  3. tedh1951

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    Let me rephrase that then ....

    Ed, I too thoroughly dislike Pennsylvania 6-5000, and cringe whenever it gets called to the music stand - thankfully our band director isn't a big fan of it either - there are plenty of great tunes available without having to shout out your phone number - that's surely best left to a small piece of paper passed surreptitiously ... [​IMG]
     
  4. BinaryHulledIon

    BinaryHulledIon Piano User

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    You don't like being told what a song is about. Got it.
     
  5. Lorenza

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    Thanks guys for your advise and will check the books & links. I'm in England so some of the practice tunes just don't suit me. Though I will try & work with what I've got and also look at making up my own practice ones. Thanks again :-)
     
  6. edfitzvb

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    Think he was just glad that the joke worked in both contexts
     
  7. veery715

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    Rule Britania is fun to play. It's in one of the books I have (Arban?).
     
  8. rockwell

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    Get yourself a fake book or one of the Real Books. Plenty of fun and cool tunes.
     
  9. Ed Lee

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    Yeah, we all know what the telephone number actually was, but that wasn't what the song inferred. Let's just say for the times it was marginal on the riscay edge, not as blatant as Butterfield 8. Too, it can't be staged as effective without the female vocalist and the whoop in tune of the male gawkers. Still, I liked Little Brown Jug a whole lot more as would be good for a beginner. Still, IMO the best of Glenn Miller's performances was In A Sentimental Mood.
     
  10. Vulgano Brother

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    From the time of Henry Purcell until Edward Elgar England didn't have any decent composers, although there was a roaring comeback in the 20th Century. English fok songs, on the other hand, are among the best in the world.
     

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