playing linked to depression?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by broazny, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

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    Hawaian homey
    Did you happen to read that recent, but now removed thread on "that other" trumpet forum regarding Ray Anthony? :-o
     
  2. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    There is a really good trumpet player in our school.
    He got Distintion in Trinity College ATCL diploma on trumpet.
    And he works hard for it. Every single day I always see him in the music department music rooms practicing everyday in the early morning. I was amazed. That's where the success come from
     
  3. J. Jericho

    J. Jericho Fortissimo User

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    No, I rarely visit TH. What did I miss? Or shouldn't I ask?
     
  4. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    Play trombone for a while and see how that works for you.


    Tom
     
  5. broazny

    broazny New Friend

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    Thank you for the replies, I am actually pondering if I should find a new teacher or not. My friend recommend his teacher and I might try a lesson with him, and I completely agree that I may need a embouchure change.
     
  6. Peter McNeill

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    Try a lesson, but man who recommended an embouchure change - you're kidding yourself.
     
  7. tobylou8

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    A- Someone has to sit in the last chair (been there). B- Reading and technique are required elements to playing professionally (not a requirement in some bands :-(). C- How old are you and how long you been playing?
     
  8. gmonady

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    Sure you can, I hold the trumpet seat in the Eddie Brookshire Quintet. There is always the future you know.
     
  9. gmonady

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    The first chair tends to be a stressful location. You should be setting the standards to the section, so you have to have what it takes to gain their respect, and even when gained, someone down the line is going to challenge you for the chair. Luckily I had a cast iron stomach so the position did't get me ulcers.

    I must admit though, having the first chair position in the Colorado State Statesman Bigband was a totally stress free position. The section was well knit, we had a blast and much fun together, and at greater than 5,000 feet, you really got a head buzz playing notes above the high C.
     
  10. Dennis78

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    What's wrong with 2nd and 3rd chair? If everyone in the band played lead it would suck, someone's gotta keep wind in the sails
     

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