Hard time with an audition

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SonicBlast, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Looking at where the original poster is from, there may be a better way than plain old practicing to EARN the part: BAKSHISH :whistle:
     
  2. Al Innella

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    Without seeing and hearing you play, it's very difficult to give you advice that will help and not make things worse. If you can get a local pro or teacher to help you would be the best thing to do. I used to teach in a studio many years ago and had students sign up for lessons just so they could get into "All County" or extend their range for a jazz band arrangement, then leave, only to return next year for the same reasons. My point is it doesn't have to be a lifetime commitment , just take a few lessons for now.
     
  3. Mark Green

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    Yeah but according to the definition, you probably get little or nothing in return. So back to Herseth's Commandment ("Practice.").
     
  4. rowuk

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    That is an incredible idea that MANY players at all levels can benefit from. I think more advanced players call this relationship MENTOR.
     
  5. Markie

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    Yes this is an idea I beleive in. I'm old (in my 50's) and play over 130 performances a year and still go and see a trumpet teacher about once every two or three years. I think of it as a "tune up". I fact that reminds me. I'm about due for a "tune up"
     

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