my 2 worlds - well maybe 3

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by revjames, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Even going to the toilet regularly is a pattern worth supporting!

    All comedy aside: Aristotle said, "You Are What You Continually Do...". I didn't invent the concept, it just seems to work in 100% of all cases!
  2. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

    Nov 5, 2003
    Rochester, MN
    I'm in a big band, a rock/funk band and a quintet, so I feel for you, OP.

    The quintet is the most challenging given the nature of quintet.
    We play classical, jazz, show tunes, marches, pop, etc.
    The thing I have found, the more time I spend playing with the quintet, the better
    I play in the other groups.

    As for how to deal with it, well, play as much as you can in different styles and venues and
    you'll get comfy with "switching gears" easily enough.

    IOW, if you want to expand your comfort zone you need to get out of it when you can.
  3. BachStrad1

    BachStrad1 Pianissimo User

    Apr 9, 2012
    Kalamazoo MI
    Music is a language. Languages are spoken differently in different regions. A Boston accent can be almost indecipherable to a Southerner and sometimes I was unable to tell if some folks from Northern Ireland were actually speaking English. You just need to develop your dialects. Listen to th styles you're trying to play and feel the rhythms and infleftions l
  4. graysono

    graysono Mezzo Forte User

    Jan 22, 2007
    Hyde Park, Utah
    What he said, in spades. The problem is context. Each of these musics is contextualized by the way the rhythm and the style in which notes are attacked and held, etc. For example, listen to a Latin jazz band--the bassist will play the first note of the approaching bar on the "and of" four, rather than on the one. Each kind of music occurs in its own context. Doing what you are doing now--exposing yourself to them by listening and by playing in them--will allow you to incorporate the context in each, and, eventually, automatically respond the appropriate way when the context changes. In simple terms, you have to learn to feel it.

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