Playing in later years

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by F.E.Olds, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. katie-did

    katie-did New Friend

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    I just love this thread. Brilliant. I started playing 20 months ago at 51 years old and you guys are really inspiring me to practice, baby, practice ! ( Sadly I have a day job ). Thumbs up to you all ! : ) x
     
  2. trumpetjump

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    I'm 51 and on the comeback trail after 30 years away. One of the biggest factors in my decision to come back was the knowledge that I could continue on this quest, god willing, to the day I die. Being a musician makes one a more complete person and that in itself is an inspiration to me. Play that trumpet, love it, and don't ever put it down!!
     
  3. katie-did

    katie-did New Friend

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    I totally agree - being a musician makes you a more complete person. Thanks for the encouragement !
     
  4. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Give Clyde my best wishes. I filled in for him with the Quincy Jones band in Philadelphia years ago.
    Wilmer
     
  5. andy-rockstar

    andy-rockstar Pianissimo User

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    At 30 years old, I'm at least 20 years younger than any other trumpet player in my community concert band. As long as it's fun, I'll keep playing.
     
  6. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    Well good question about how long can you play trumpet...
    My first teacher in the 1970's was a gentleman called Paddy Fitzallen - he's of still blowing in Perth WA - retired muso and arranger.
    MF played into his 80s..

    After reading this great thred I realise I still have about 30 years of playing left in the tank..... 50+ is a baby around here.
    Cheers
     
  7. kcmt01

    kcmt01 Mezzo Forte User

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    I started my band when I was 50. I'll keep playing as long as they let me get away with it.
     
  8. Dave Mickley

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    I am fortunate to have been asked to play in a big band made up of guys who played in the 40s,50s and 60s. I'm the youngster in the group at 61. The director just turned 80 and stills plays a great trumpet, I love to hear his improvised solos. 3 out of 5 sax players are late 80s and early 90s. Not the best big band that I have played in but probably the most fun. Quit thinking about age and just have fun.
     
  9. DaveH

    DaveH Piano User

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    Right.

    Age is simply the year you were born. It has nothing to do with anything else.
     
  10. tedh1951

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    Yep, age - like weight - is only a number. :roll:
     

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