Professionals that struggled

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by trumpetpimp, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. trumpetpimp

    trumpetpimp Piano User

    Dec 6, 2003
    I agree.
  2. talcito

    talcito Piano User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Rich Willey had terrible chop problems in the early 90's. His chops hurt so much he could not even buzz on my trumpet mouthpiece. During this period of time he had to play bass trumpet, as the mouthpiece was more comfortable for him. By applying principles taught to him by Dr. Reinhart and the "pivot system" he was able to go from a very grave situation to playing with Maynard over a ten year period.

    Another case, although I do not recall the details exactly, is Michael Mossman. I believe he also ended up playing trombone for a while until his chops were in the condition to play the trumpet.
  3. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

    Dec 30, 2003
    Clarksville, Tennessee, U
    There is a great trumpet player in St. Louis named Jim Manley. He's a friend of mine from college. In the 70's Jim was a very mediocre player with poor tone and limited range. Jim made himself into a player.

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