Did you ever wish...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by silverstar, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

    Sep 14, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    What those above me posted is right Lara!

    I remember how fascinated I was the first time I picked up a Cornet in 5th grade. And I like you, would just screw around and have fun.

    Once something becomes work you really have to dedicate yourself to it. You most likely are playing at a level now, as I witnessed by your Carniaval of Venice clip, that requires work in order to get results.

    Here's an analogy for you. I used to coach hockey as well as play. I loved to coach the kids who were newbies. They had never been on ice before, they would step out and boom right down they go. 7 and 8 year olds determined to do the impossible. To master a game of control played on an uncontrollable surface. They would look terrible, falling all over the place and just plain un-coordinated.

    However, at the end of that 7 or 8 month season these same kids with very few exceptions looked great as though that had been skating for years.

    It's within this small time frame that a hockey player see's his/her most development. From here on out it happens in such small increments that only a trained coach see's it.

    This is what I think happnes in many facets of life, like trumpet playing.

    Alex is my teacher, she see's and hears things in my playing that I do not. With her instruction I'm able to refine those things and improve. It's work, but I love it and that is the key.

    Keep at it, and as Manny said, "Welcome to life" The only thing that I would add is never allow yourself to loose passion for life without passion is life without meaning. It's just simply going through the motions. :-)

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