Fat Players and High Notes?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by lakerjazz, May 8, 2010.

  1. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    I have an easy upper register, but I would prefer a six-pack.

    I must admit, that the Monette piece looks good together with the Hub Van Laar...:-)
     
  2. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    Eeeeeuuw - what's that flesh coloured thing stuck on the end of your mouthpiece?
     
  3. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    Mouthpiece cheese..:lol: Nah, just fat!!!:shock:
     
  4. Eclipsehornplayer

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    I want my money back! As a "Fat Person" I am not able to scream. My range no matter what I do is F over High "C". Who do I see for my refund?
     
  5. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    John....

    You HAVE to post more often!
     
  6. trickg

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    I was lucky enough to be able to attend Craig Johnson's audition for the US Army Jazz Ambassadors in about June or July of 1992. A little background for anyone who doesn't know who he is, at the time, Craig was playing lead for Maynard Ferguson.

    Now maybe my memory is faulty, because I don't know big he actually is, but I remember that he wasn't very big - I'm thinking somewhere around 5'7" - 5'8" and maybe 135 lbs soaking wet. The band was playing a Maynard-esque ballad and he started off playing flugel - nicely played and solid. Then he picked up his trumpet and parted my hair right down the middle with this HUGE, PHAT sound. Seriously - if I had closed my eyes, I would have thought it was Maynard.

    So is Craig the exception to the "rule?" Personally I don't think there is any correlation between high chops and weight.

    (Note - Craig didn't win the slot, but certainly not because he couldn't have handled the part. I think they were looking for someone who would better fit into the Army's cookie-cutter solider/musician mold)
     
  7. Seaaggie

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    This has to be wrong because I should be able to play notes only dogs can hear.ROFL
     
  8. jbkirby

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    rettepnoj:

    I consider you to have a balanced physique just as I have. Thiink about it, when you level a board using a level, where is the bubble? In the middle!! ROFL
     
  9. frankmike

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    That construction workers are pretty brave to be sitting out there.:shock::thumbsup: what photo is that, something famous or just random?

    Also impressive movie and music collection.:thumbsup:

    But Rambo :thumbdown:
     
  10. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    Do you like my body, how the muscles plays with the light?? That is only 1/8 of my music collection! Rambo, I hate it, but I thaught it said Mambo...haha

    If you ment the construction workers, it's from the building of Rockefeller in NY..:-)
     
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