Marching and playing

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Andrea6x8, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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    Q: "What if everybody did that?"

    A: "I'd be a dang fool to do anything different then."

    --bumblebee

    (remembering Heller)
     
  2. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

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    When it came to protecting my chops, I didn't give a rat's ass what everyone else did. Additionally, you couldn't audition for concert band unless you played in the marching band, and I resented the arm twisting so I wasn't going to give that marching band program one iota more than it gave me.
     
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  3. J. Jericho

    J. Jericho Fortissimo User

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    If you can work out how to make the first and last parts of any physical movement smooth and slow without losing the required "snap" and maintain a sort of cushioned hold on your horn so as not to disturb your embouchure, you'll have the opportunity to benefit from the increased endurance, projection, and range that marching band offers. Also, if you memorize all the charts, you'll not have the bulk of a lyre and music to wrestle with, so you can concentrate on your movement and avoid collisions. Your only distraction will then be the majorettes, if any. ;-)
     
  4. bumblebee

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    Or the Drum Major, if you're a girl or so inclined. Got to watch out for those somersaults/backflips.

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  5. warchantfan

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    Keep your upper body as still or "quiet" as possible. Also, it takes a lot (and I mean a lot) of air to support your sound.
     

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