How should I deal with this situation (keep with trumpet or quit?)?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Trumpt278, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Churchman

    Churchman Mezzo Piano User

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    Anything worth doing is hard work.
     
  2. feedback@stomvi-usa

    [email protected] Piano User

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    Please reference these players. These links should provide you with weeks of search inspiration. Search each player in youtube and you will find many videos of each with stellar playing. These are only a few but they are certainly ones on the forefront.

    Sergei Nakariakov
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNT_eF9lCBY

    Pacho Flores
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W2xzBIv0-g

    Tine Thing Helseth (if this does not move you…well)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9TsbCO2by4

    Alison Balsom
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiMD7FdhbPo
     
  3. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    Yes - I have certain things I want to play at some point - so I pursue practices that will get me there --- I have a gig in Florida for a friend in April , so that's motivation for me
     
  4. mchs3d

    mchs3d Mezzo Forte User

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    Lookup Tine Thing Helseth. She's the furthest thing from a trumpet player.
     
  5. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

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    Meaning...? (how it applies to this thread, anyway)

    April! Wow. That's almost 4 months away, but that's perfectly cool for some folks - there's always the Cheaster (Christmas/Easter) crowd who winds up with gigs for those two holidays, and sometimes they don't do much more than that, at least not for pay. Recently I lucked up into a drumming thing where I'll be getting paid - not a lot - it's more of stipend than anything else, and along with that comes the responsibility to try to find and groom someone from within the congregation to take over the drum chair, but it keeps me in it, even if it's run-of-the-mill stuff.

    In any case, it's a bit off track from the original post and question, but I still say that guitar, at least from a gigging opportunities perspective, may be the way to go, all other things being equal of course.
     
  6. therealnod

    therealnod Pianissimo User

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    Great quote from a baseball movie.
     

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