Do I overplay on Mondays?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by DiaxII, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. tobylou8

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    The Schilke 15 is the pick of the litter IMO.

    You said, "I hear and feel some difference but that's secondary."

    That is really the primary issue. Pick the mpc that is most comfortable and gives you a good sound, then gradually build up your practice routine.
     
  2. DiaxII

    DiaxII Pianissimo User

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    I'll do.
    I'd very appreciate if you my more knowledgeable comrades from TrumpetMaster recommended me a good and balanced practice routine for say 1.5 hours a day with possible variations as a starting point.

    I have a bunch of "college" methods like Belwin and Rubank and I don't have any "real" trumpet method. Do I actually need one?
     
  3. Flugel52

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    Regarding method books, if you don't have Arban's, that would be a great one to start with. I'll leave practice recommendations to those far better qualified than myself. Good luck!

    Steve
     
  4. catello

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    It's always a good idea to use various method books - it helps to measure your progress by working through the exercises. Some have been mentioned here already - Clarke, Scholssberg and of course, for a complete method, Arbans.
     
  5. tobylou8

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    +1
     
  6. DiaxII

    DiaxII Pianissimo User

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    One more thing to mention. My ultimate goal is to be able to play jazz and pop standards for fun. Should I really seriously concentrate on Arbans and such? I know of course there are no shortcuts especially when considering trumpet.
     
  7. catello

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    Who says playing Arbans isn't "fun"? Regardless of your playing style goals, basic skills still need to be developed.
     
  8. Satchmo Brecker

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    Two things...if that's your goal (and it's close to mine too) then I think some of the suggestions about practicing a zillion hours a week might be a bit much. Second, even with your goal, I'm guessing you don't want to be sort of a "trained dog" player where you can't play much beyond the tunes. For me the fun is being able to play the tunes but to be an honest to goodness trumpeter at a certain level. To me that makes the method books fun or at least worth it.
     
  9. tobylou8

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    Can you say, "Carnival of Venice"?!:-)
     
  10. rowuk

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    Many times the jazz players spend more time on the basics than the classical players do. Timing and groove need superior technique. To play anything cleanly, you need the basic building blocks. They are found in the Arbans book.
     

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