New years' Trumpet resolutions

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Bloomin Untidy Musician, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. wilcox96

    wilcox96 Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 31, 2005
    charlotte nc
    Trent...that's a great one. I tell you, I have thought of Wilmer Wise's signature line often (Be sure Brain is engaged before putting Mouthpiece in gear). However, I get to thinking about that and lose all musical train of thought. hahaha. Just kidding. Trumpet A.D.D. ;-)

    It's true though, Trent. Good one.
  2. bkonstans1

    bkonstans1 Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 19, 2007
    Aurora, IL
    Get one solid hour of practice time per day. Everything else (tone, articulation, tounging, etc) should be accomplished if I can set aside an hour a day to sit down and work the horn.

    Oh yeah, and I want to save up enough cash to get a Lawler! Hehe...
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  3. Rick14A4A

    Rick14A4A New Friend

    Jul 29, 2008
    Either solve my mouthpiece problem or suck it up and get better with what I have.
  4. Snorglorf

    Snorglorf Pianissimo User

    Nov 13, 2008
    I want a solid high C by the end of February. I don't know if that's a lofty goal or not. I hope not

    By the end of the year I want to be able to play changes semi-competently.
  5. Nerf

    Nerf Piano User

    Dec 7, 2008
    Virginia Beach, VA

    What kind of Lawler?

    My New Year's resolution is to actually PLAY my horns!!! That is when I get back from this deployment. :oops:
  6. nordlandstrompet

    nordlandstrompet Forte User

    Apr 5, 2008
    Is to be a better player than myself..:shock:
  7. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    My resolution is the same every year: practice ever more of what I preach!

    It is so easy when things are going well to cut back on the daily routine - something you pay for very dearly when times are not as good.

    For those of you not aware of that daily routine:

    10 min longtones with the mouthpiece then the trumpet
    10 min of easy slurs (I use Earl Irons Lip Flexibilities)
    10 min of easy tunes (Concone or a Hymnbook)
    10 min of basic articulation (Clarke!)

    This is not a warm up. It is like the shower and shave every morning. After that I know how the rest of the day is going to go!

    I will not criticize any resolutions directly. I think hardware resolutions like mouthpiece or horn are a waste of time. Getting or improving the daily routine, adding 10 minutes a day are things realistic. Designating a goal (a double C for instance) as the resolution mostly leads to frustration. The resolution should be a path to something - additional exercizes to build range/flexibility for instance.

    There should be rewards for resolutions that stick! (if I maintain an average of 90 minutes a day for the next 2 months, I'll treat myself to..............).

    Good luck!
  8. Wlfgng

    Wlfgng Piano User

    Aug 15, 2008
    I'm just going to concentrate more on making music than just playing notes.
  9. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

    Mar 6, 2007
    Ithaca NY
    Better posture, freer air, relaxed grip, improved sight-reading, better duh-dul articulation emphasizing the off beat. And everything else.
  10. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    My resolution is to build up to, and use, ROWUK's routine - lips willing.

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