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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by songbook, Nov 22, 2013.
Well put trickg.
I should probably add that listening and emulation is also highly important. You've got to know how things are supposed to sound so that you can account for your own tone production, and basic phrasing and musicianship.
Dr. Mark hit the nail on the head when he said that essentially we teach ourselves and that the instructor merely facilitates - they don't practice for us, after all.
I still have lessons on Friday nights for 1 hour with my teacher.
We work through any areas that are causing me issues, or just work through Duets etc.
I really think a teacher just cuts down the amount of time you need to spend on the horn, and a critique by a qualified person to help identify any issues.
Mystery to Mastery is a good on line self paced e-book. Greg is a specialist and very helpful.
Check out his Vids on Youtube..
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There are some other great resources/players that are on this Forum.
You only know what you don't know when someone tells you...
I can also recommend the Mystery to Mastery for the DIY trumpet player. If you have the capabilities, you can post an example of your playing here. Not everyone has the time to listen and make comments, but it is something we do from time to time. Just be prepared for constructive criticism. We've had players in the past post performances expecting rave reviews that were shocked when we pointed out errors.
"We've had players in the past post performances expecting rave reviews that were shocked when we pointed out errors".
Please take note to this statement. To be in the arts, you will recieve criticism (just ask Wynton Marsalis). With that said, you must have think skin.
Here's the good thing. No one will rag on you or give you a bunch of BS information. Why? Because someone else on this site will pipe up and correct this person. People generally police things pretty well on this site and don't put up with a lot of nonsense that could be harmful to a person's playing. We do joke and say stupid things, but not when it comes to helping people. You will find this site to be a great resource.
Dr Mark, I have to agree with you. This site has been very helpful to me, and I'm sure to many others.