Music suggestions for Playing outdoors.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by the newbie, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. the newbie

    the newbie Pianissimo User

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    So i took my horn outside yesterday and played in public for the first time! Was cool, didnt make any money (i went to the quietest street i could find) but didnt get any rotten fruit thrown at me either so i'm looking at it in the positive. It was a first for me and a hurdle i've gotten over!

    But i need songs to add to my repotoire.... all the tunes i know are slow and kinda sad, - my funny valentine/ the partys over/ summertime/ Scarborough fair/ danny boy/ time after time/ Beasame mucho/ Largo.etc

    What i want is tunes that are quite easy to play, not too high up in the register and have a happy up beat feel.

    Any body got any suggestions. I wanna cheer people up, not remind them of their ex girfriends or how bad their lifes suck! lol.

    Links to sheet music would also be mucho appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. kingtrumpet

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    try "showtunes" -- the wizard of Oz, Oklahoma --- most of the songs in them are still fairly familiar to people. at least middle age people. Patriotic songs -- also try getting a FAKE book. they usually feature popular songs, that are relatively easy to play, and tunes which a vast majority of people are familiar with.
     
  3. the newbie

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    Show tunes! totally forgot about those! Thanks.
     
  4. veery715

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    The Sun'll Come Out Tomorrow
    If I Only Had a Brain
    Happy Talk
    Bali Hai
    Girl From Ipanema
    Sesame St Theme
    Get Me to the Church on Time
    On the Street Where You Live
    The Sunny Side of the Street
    I'm So Pretty
    Til There Was You

    should help get you started.
     
  5. Chuck Cox

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    Somewhere Over The Rainbow ?
     
  6. patkins

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    Satchmo is known as the Trumpetter who made everyone smile! Long live Louis Armstrong!
     
  7. the newbie

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    I got "somewhere over the rainbow" in my rep. its a good one! Thanks guys.
     
  8. the newbie

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    I guess what i really want is to be able to rip out some cool beebop stuff, but i aint quite there yet!

    I want to be as good as i want to be... tomorrow! but just have to wait and keep chipping away at it day by day step by step.
    There are no short cuts!
     
  9. kingtrumpet

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    uh - yeah -- I am pretty sure that is part of that AUSSIE musical -- the wizard of OZ ROFL ROFL ROFL
     

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