Bright? Bad?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by tennis_the_menace, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. tennis_the_menace

    tennis_the_menace Pianissimo User

    Jan 11, 2007
    Lansing, MI
    Good News! I got my solo back!:-)
    I respect my band director he is very good but this is just the weirdest thing he has ever done.:dontknow:
    Our concert was last night and the person who played my solo was very flat and and quiet, so he gave it back, I quess he likes my sound again.
    I really don't think there was ever anything wrong with my sound.
  2. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit

    GREAT news! I am very happy for you!

    You just continue to do what your PRIVATE instructor tells you.

    I don't think there was anything wrong with your sound either.

    It sounds as if you are doing well!

  3. B15M

    B15M Forte User

    Dec 30, 2003
    Monroe Ct.
    You have to think about what you want to accomplish in a situation like this.

    If you want to make the teacher happy, say I'll work on it and do a little.

    If you want freedom of expression, just play what comes out of the bell.

    Remember right or wrong the band director is a powerful person in your life and can make your life miserable.

    Usually, unless the band director is a trumpet player, your private teacher will know how to make you play better but I think it wise to keep the band teacher happy.
  4. ConnMan36B

    ConnMan36B New Friend

    Feb 27, 2007
    The United States
    Congratulations! Way to go! :D
  5. dmh737

    dmh737 Pianissimo User

    Jan 12, 2007
    North Alabama
    Record yourself. Do you like what you hear? If so, tell your director that you are working on it while telling him under your breath to take a hike. DO NOT conform your sound to what others like. Change your sound ONLY to make yourself happy.

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