Face work!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Sofus, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    Look at this young Allen Vizzuti!

    His face is doing some job, and I´d like
    anyone who feels like it to comment on:

    * Is he using his face muscles too much?
    * Should he try more to Do Nothing?


    YouTube - Allen Vizzutti - Double Staccato in octaves


    Why is it I know that noone will dare to answer!?:D
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  2. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    How did it sound? That is the bottom line.
    Wilmer
     
  3. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    Hmm . . . I see you have a point here . . .:think:

    Would it have sounded better with less movement?

    BTW, there obviously ARE people who actually
    do dare taking on even a challenge like this, so
    I admit it: I was wrong! :-)
     
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  4. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Which is more important, looking good or sounding good? Al sounded great doing something that most only dream of doing.
    Close your eyes :-)
    Wilmer
     
  5. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    Well, I´m dreaming of the day when I can do what he does
    in that clip.

    When it comes to looking good, that has never been a problem.
    I always have . . .

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    Do looks get any better than this!?
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  6. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    What's in that can?
    Wilmer
     
  7. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    Would I have time to take pictures
    if there was anything left in the can!?:cool:
     
  8. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    I'll try:

    * Is he using his face muscles too much? - Nope. Seems like it worked pretty well for him.

    * Should he try more to Do Nothing? - Nope. Seems like it worked pretty well for him.



    I'm with the Wise one. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Sometimes we can get hung up on the "what if's". In this case, I think the end justifies the means...
     
  9. sj3209

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    I posed the same question a long time ago and sparked some controversy about whether it made a difference. Do you care what a performer looks like when they play? I'll ask it now in a different way. Some performers look tortured when they play. I think it shows in their sound.

    Some look like it is effortless. I think it shows in their sound.

    For that reason, there are pros that I don't like watching or listening to. There are greats of times past that I turn off when the sound really starts to break up or verge on it. That's just me. So looks reflect something more.

    But the video here is not someone who is tortured in looks or sound. I would love to see anyone do what he does without any movement. Anyone want to post a video of them doing it?

    Richard III
     
  10. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    I agree with all of you!
    I just posted this because I knew that noone has
    anything critical to say about him. He is so 100%
    cool in everything he does, and nothing seems to
    be hard for him!
     

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