Is this what music is about?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RobertSlotte, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Sterling

    Sterling Mezzo Forte User

    Oct 22, 2007
    Marcellus, NY
    Is there much call for that kind off limited playing? Should I start practicing this stuff? Does it work in a brass quintet, trumpet and organ, or other chamber ensembles?
  2. stevesf

    stevesf Piano User

    Jun 23, 2010
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I bet if he ran it through an "auto-tuner" and added a drum machine/rhythm track, then looped his senseless comentary, he would have a "hit" on his hands.:roll:
  3. Haste2

    Haste2 Piano User

    Jun 16, 2010
    That guy does make a good point in that listening to, and getting lessons from, professional screamers will be more likely to improve your range and endurance. But, yeah, that attitude.... and, yeah, I don't care about a triple-high squeak by itself.
  4. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

    May 14, 2011
    Hawaian homey
    You guys are all candy @sses. Aside from learning to play manly man's trumpet, my students will learn about self respect. You think anybody thinks I'm a failure because I go home to Starla at night? Forget about it!

  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    The problems are the same on his audition tape as with the band recordings. Timing, lack of line, lack of groove. Especially up high it is like a hammer on every note.

    Top players make me tap my foot, not even a trace of that here.

    I guess this would be exceptional if one was 14 or 15. I expect a lot more after puberty.

    I guess his biggest problem is lack of repect for composers, other band members and real musicians. That makes me sad. A great dose of humility would probably turn his playing around.
  6. frankmike

    frankmike Piano User

    Dec 5, 2008
    he has a problem in approach. He approaches trumpet playing as if it is sport.

    Well, it isn sport.

    But if he likes it as sport -he can form some committe to make it a sport. So he can then organize some competitions. Like who can blow higher, who can play longer etc, etc

    but it is not music, it is not art.

    As long as he calls it (his trumpet playing) a sport it is fine with me
  7. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

    Jan 21, 2010
    Great Southern Land
    This reminds me of a joke: Young Johnny was disappointed when his band came last in the competition. "Don't worry about it son, you were wonderful," said his father, "you played louder and faster than anyone else in your band!"

    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011
  8. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

    Jun 6, 2010
    Bumblebee, you've hit it on the head. He has a "Winning" attitude and he is going to be louder and faster than his bandmates, even if it kills them.:lol:

    I remember this guy. I'm not sure who threw him out, but cudos to our moderators for getting rid of him. Kids (and the rest of us) do well with exposure to musicians. I don't think he's in that category ........ yet. A big dose of humility, a (few) glass(es) of wine, and a Miles Davis CD box set would do him some good. With an attitude like he has, he'll be a failure wherever he goes.:dontknow:

    And with such a lack of respect for composers and band members, he's not likely to become a musician any time soon. Hard to imagine what the lessons would be like ..... Bootcamp?

    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011
  9. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    I used to play high in the 70's, but I did everything high in the 70's!
  10. flacotechs

    flacotechs New Friend

    Aug 4, 2011
    Houston, TX
    i always try to remember what my grandfather taught me, which was that it doesn't matter how high or low you can play, if you can't make it sound "musical", you might as well not even be playing. Playing in high school we used to see who could hit the highest note, but it never, EVER sounded like music. It was just noise. There are plenty of musicians who never go very high in the register, but man oh man do they make some pretty music!

Share This Page