Is it possible to get to a level of playing to the point where your chops never tire?

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  1. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

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    Re: Is it possible to get to a level of playing to the point where your chops never t

    Woodshedding to get an audition with the Flecktones, are you? :D

    Off topic, but here's a good study in how wind players can fit into a bluegrass (fusion) context. Absolutely awesome.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRK7-SIAbtQ
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

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    Relaxation, letting our tongue "melt in our mouth" is the key to clean, almost tireless multiple tonguing.
     
  3. barliman2001

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    Re: Is it possible to get to a level of playing to the point where your chops never t

    Pro players never tire? Just look at any pic of Dizzy and you'll be cured of that misconception...
     
  4. mchs3d

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    Re: Is it possible to get to a level of playing to the point where your chops never t

    I suppose you'd have to be God to get to the point where you never tire. Never, ever, ever.
     
  5. Dr.Mark

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    Re: Is it possible to get to a level of playing to the point where your chops never t

    Hi Barliman,
    You stated:
    "Pro players never tire? Just look at any pic of Dizzy and you'll be cured of that misconception."
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    I wouldn't put Dizzy at the head of the pack when it came to proper mechanics. Mendez? Yes. Dizzy? No.
    Now don't get me wrong, I really like Dizzy and one of my favorite recording is Roy & Diz but Diz, wasn't (just like Miles) a great proponent of proper mechanics. I wouldn't use either of them as examples of how to play the trumpet. However, I would use them as examples of creating some of the highest forms of emotive trumpet playing man has ever heard.
    Dr.Mark
     
  6. Dr.Mark

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    Re: Is it possible to get to a level of playing to the point where your chops never t

    Hi mchs,
    You stated:
    "I suppose you'd have to be God to get to the point where you never tire."
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    I don't disagree and do not wish to anger the Gods. However, when we approach it from a mortal perspective, some people can play all day long. How do they do it? They know how to use proper mechanics and conservation.
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  7. Dr.Mark

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    Re: Is it possible to get to a level of playing to the point where your chops never t

    Hi kehaulani,
    You stated:
    "Woodshedding to get an audition with the Flecktones,"
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    Man that takes me back!! I use to jam to Bela Fleck and the Flecktones back when I was first getting into this form of music. I can't remember the name of the CD but if memory serves me correctly, the CD had a cartoon bicycle on it. I mentioneed Nickel Creek. The song I'm currently working on that I want to have up and running in a couple of weeks is Tom Bombadil. The fiddle and mandolin come out of the shoot like race horses. It's a great piece and I can't wait till I get it down.
    Dr.Mark
     

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