Motivation to play more?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Adrianbyrne, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. PatMurphy

    PatMurphy Pianissimo User

    Aug 9, 2009
    Cherry Hill NJ
    For me it is listening to the wonderful sounds my instrument makes when I am playing in front of folks in a nice "room".
    I "listen" to myself playing. Hopefully I think, WOW! what a great sound!
    Then to hear the applause. And further when someone comes over to you to tell you how much they enjoy it.
    Obviously I am just a big ham.
    My point is, I am in love with the emotional sound of the instrument and we will do things to please others more than ourselves. All the above is why my ego will not ALLOW me to show up unprepared.
  2. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    You know, thinking practically through this quesiton, my motiviation is truly knowing as a professional, I could be called for a gig at any time, so I must stay in shape for this, so I am motivated to practice every day to a maximum capacity.

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