Does it ever feel easy?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by MahlerBrass, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    With all due respect, this answer just doesn't do it for me. I have come across players who really worked on range, and practiced their tails off to no avail; if you have bad chops habits, all you are going to accomplish with more practice is to continue to struggle with the upper register, and the bad habits will be reinforced.

    I believe that for some people, it won't ever be easy. There are some who are blessed with it an have never had to worry about it. Then there are people like me who have always had to work on it and practice for the sake of practice is not the answer.
  2. joshuasullins

    joshuasullins Pianissimo User

    Nov 9, 2005
    Silverdale, WA
    I will submit that range has always been my primary strength. I am mostly a lead player, so perhaps my opinion is wrong, but I can only speak from personal experience. However, I don't think I implied that practice just for the sake of practice is the answer. I still believe that practice approached in an efficient and analytical manner is the answer. Doing nothing certainly will not improve one's range.

    There are some people who can pick up the horn and just scream, but just because you can't hit double G's when you are 15, doesn't mean that when you are 25 you won't be able to play double C's with power and projection. I maintain, practice. "Determination alone is omnipotent" ~B. Shew.
  3. Rick Chartrand

    Rick Chartrand Piano User

    Nov 22, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Does it ever feel easy? No but after years and years of difficult study it does feel 'easier' :cool: Anything that is worth acheiving takes years to perfect.

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