Listening to the Greats

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Mr. Semman, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. Mr. Semman

    Mr. Semman Pianissimo User

    Jan 5, 2005
    West Brookfield, MA
    Recently, I purchased a Sony Walman MZ-RH-910 with a mike to record my practice and lesson sessions. However, as it is an MP3 player, I downloaded some music to bring to work. Not being a "real" trumpet afficionado, I could only recall Al Hirt - the man who really go me started on trumpet an ice age ago. I downloaded his music and could not stop playing it.

    My point is that listening to him play is making me sound better. I know that I have read this in posts both here and on TH, but it is true.

    Thank you afficianados for bringing this to my attention.

  2. camelbrass

    camelbrass Mezzo Forte User

    Nov 5, 2003
    Dubai, UAE
    I agree.Personally, I need to have a strong concept of the sound that I want to produce. In order to do that I listen to great players and try and emulate their sound. It works for me.


  3. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

    Jan 23, 2004
    Nazareth, PA
    I have Trumpet Spectacular, which features Doc with the Cincinatti Pops. I love that disc. It reminds me of the kind of power I want in my playing, even in the legit realm.

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