Concert Etude Fast or Slow?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Outkastah, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. abtrumpet

    abtrumpet Pianissimo User

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    Is it this part? YouTube - Goedicke Concert Etude for Trumpet and Piano
     
  2. Keith Fiala

    Keith Fiala Pianissimo User

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    Musicality first - speed, and showing off needs to be left at the same table as ego! Tempo needs to be consistent with a metronome - so let the harder section dictate where your tempo is. By slowing down, you may actually find more dynamics in your playing!

    Keith
     
  3. B15M

    B15M Forte User

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  4. Dave Mickley

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    listen to rowuk - they want to hear music not technique. I know two pianists who can sit down and play most charts set in front of them and to the non-musician they sound great. these to pianist sound mechanical to those of us that know a little about music. I don't know the piece but I'm just an old man who never amounted to much but I enjoy listening to music not just notes played technically correct.
     
  5. guyclark

    guyclark Piano User

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    Wise words told to me:

    "Never play anything faster than you can"

    (also never play anything LOUDER than you can)

    Guy Clark
     
  6. Trumpet1Ohio

    Trumpet1Ohio Piano User

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    If you have a accompanist, make sure they can play it faster. It's a tough one for them. A local high school player in my area couldn't double tongue it slower as well so he pushed the tempo up. The pianist, a good player, was struggling. Also, he received negative comments for exceeding the written tempo. FWIW.

    Great piece. Fun to play.
     
  7. Outkastah

    Outkastah Pianissimo User

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    Thanks everyone!
     

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