Progress

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by cfkid, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. cfkid

    cfkid Pianissimo User

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    No question here, just a comment on how I'm improving. I started a comeback about 18 months ago. I was never a great player, but did well in Highschool. I picked the horn up again when my son started in 6th grade. About 7 months ago I started working with Bruce Haag on the Claude Gordon method. At the beginning I had lots of issues (airflow, tonguing, range, etc).

    As of today, I have a usable range to an E and a max range to an F#. I could only eek out a C before. I can now tongue very well and have learned to double and triple tongue, as well as single K tongue. My tone has improved and I've actually started to rehearse with a local charity big band.

    I'm happy with the progress I've made, but I know I have a lot more to work on. It's amazing the difference a few months and a lot of practice can make.

    Mark
     
  2. Dr.Mark

    Dr.Mark Mezzo Forte User

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    Hi cfkid,
    That's great news!! Keep up the work and if you ever hit a rough patch in your road to trumpet success, give us a shout. There are many skilled trumpet players on this site who are willing to share tips and ideas with you.
    Bravo
    Dr.Mark
     
  3. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations! Sounds like your teacher is a good fit for you!
     

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