Scream like maynard?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Sauer, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. ccNochops

    ccNochops Piano User

    Sep 30, 2006
    White Marsh, VA
    Is the measure of good trumpet playing how high can one play? I must just be getting sensitive in my old age, seems like the focus of a trumpet player is can I play higher? Scary thing, as I remember back, I to fell into the "since it's high, it must be good" form of trumpet playing. Even now, it's a battle to stay on a lower plateau and work on technique instead of stretching the range of my horn. Seems like every time I turn around I hear "higher, screaming". Has to be more.....somewhere. No diss to MF intended, just thoughts from an aging trumpet player.........bests, chuck
  2. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    At the ITG a couple years ago I was at the Eclipse booth.

    Everyone who comes in the room thinks testing a horn means play as loud and high as you can.

    One guy was across from us at the mouthpiece booth. He would try every mouthpiece he could and play as high as he could.

    Screeching like crazy. Even double Cs...really annoying.

    The best part was that he started playing the Haydn concerto.

    Everytime he came to the Eflat he clammed it....EVERY TIME!!!!

    Then he would try another mouthpiece and screech up to double C.

    But he couldn't HIT squat when it mattered.

    Don't be that guy!


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