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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Trumpetplayer24, Jul 31, 2013.
What's your dad's take on your brother's practice? Or, doesn't he practice?
He doesn't practise much, maybe 10 minutes a day. But he's only been playing for a year. It's annoying when I get told to stop practising because its too late and my brother starts playing 10 minutes later, dad doesn't seem to have a problem with this...
Sounds like there may be some other issues going on here.
IMA, gzent's advice is right on. If you are serious about this you need to put some of your creative energy into finding a solution.
I too have found the YSB to be very useful but maybe not for the same reasons. I does provide for practicing without disturbing anyone else (I am blessed to live on 40 acres and can just walk out the front door or go to the barn, the neighbors don't complain) but I have one of the older systems, the one that lets you have 2 mutes & 2 sets of headphones (good ones of course, I use bose) and my setup has an AC adapter so I don't have to use batteries. The main thing I use my YSB for is to run the headphone output from my computer into the AUX input of my YSB, I then can play anything on my computer and play along with it and mix the 2 into my headphones. I find it a great help in learning to play by ear and improv.
As a church minister I would second that idea.
Time to start going to church then, and build up such contacts (as well as your soul) .
@churchman and OP... The biggest benefit I had with picking my trumpet up again was someone at church immediately saying play with the brass quintet which then meant practicing either on a Wednesday or after church and then performing on Sundays. It built in extra practice time and with other players which increases your musical ability versus just playing at home solo. It also increased my live performance experience.
If you don't know anyone at a church might I be so presumptuous as to suggest you might want to get to know someone there. This could also provide another playing opportunity by playing your horn at church on Sunday mornings, it could also lead to other opportunities such as weddings and funerals (not necessarily the most desiring thing to play for but can be a real blessing tho the family)