Motivation.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RobertSlotte, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. RobertSlotte

    RobertSlotte Pianissimo User

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    Trumpetfriends! I think all of us...or most of us anyway sometimes find us in a lack of motivationt/interest when it comes to practising (and every other thing in life fot that mather).

    What helps you boost your motivation when such days strikes your playing?

    Playing and practising something COLPLETELY different that I usualy do might help me. And ofcours listening to great artists...but that I do almost everyday anyway :thumbsup:
     
  2. BrassOnLine

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    I use to be motivated when I play a new trumpet, when I play an old one, when I see a nice girl, when I feel blue, when I feel happy, when...

    Left your trumpet on the table, always in playing condition (oiled valves, etc). If you have nothing to do, don't switch on the TV. JUST PLAY !!!
    I sometimes play when the TV is on...
    WELL I PLAY TRUMPET WHEN DRIVING OR SLEEPING (fingers only).
     
  3. Bob Grier

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    Think of all the bills you need to pay. find new music to play.that which makes you happy. you have to find the fun in playing which can be at many levels. I have fun when I'm making music at a very high level esp. with other musicians. It makes all the woodsheding fill worth it!

    Bob G
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Robert, when my motivation is down, I play more tunes and reward myself AFTER the practice session with cheese and wine, a snifter with good cognac or just a hot tub.
     
  5. Mason

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    well i get bored when i need to practice scales. But i bet if i could play like you guys i would play so many songs all day!
     
  6. kadleck

    kadleck Artist in Residence Staff Member

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    I go out and hear a great trumpet player. That usually kicks my butt!

    Tony
     
  7. veery715

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    Mason, boring maybe, but without scales you will always be saying "I could," instead of "Wait til you hear this!"
    They aren't real music, but they're not easy, so they shouldn't be boring. Challenging, yes. You're up to it, I'm sure.
     
  8. Mason

    Mason Pianissimo User

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    yer i can do scales pretty easy
     
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    "What helps you boost your motivation.." -Robert Slotte



    I'm not a Player yet, but in life generally. -It's being goal-oriented, that does the trick for me. Which i'd argue isn't ego-driven at all, but artistic-inspiration in disguise. :)


    Cheers




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  10. RobertSlotte

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    some nice ideas here. I particulary like the cheese and wine rewarding..yummm :)
     

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