On a person's sound...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by schleiman, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. schleiman

    schleiman Piano User

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    Thank you so much for your imput. I play quite a bit out of the Arban and schlossberg books. I'm glad I have a good teacher, he keeps me focused if I forget something important when it comes to the balance of playing. Like I said, I'm a beginner, but I am dedicated. This just feels right, and I really appreciate your advice.
     
  2. schleiman

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    Thanks Rowuk. I agree with you completely, some of my favorite players didn't necessarily have the best range, but I loved their sound, phrasing, ideas, and imagination. I want to play with relentless imagination. I play a number of other instruments very well, so I get musicality. I will soldier on. Thanks for your time.
     
  3. schleiman

    schleiman Piano User

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    That makes a lot of sense. Thanks.
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

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    This may sound overly Zen, but in the end, it is the music that plays us!

    The most beautiful sound (whatever that is) that doesn't tell the story is like Robin William's imitation of John Houseman reading the New York phone book. Meaningless and laughable.

    If we shape the notes, shape the phrase with music in mind, our sound will find us.

    Really!
     
  5. tedh1951

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    Thinks ........ - I gotta get better music. ROFL
     
  6. trumpet 101

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    i used to fight my personal sound to get something darker. the best thing to do is to just let your sound develop and love how you sound. of course i am a sophomore in high school, but that is my opinion and what i follow.
     

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