Should I stop playing trumpet after high school?

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  1. kingtrumpet

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    I have a difficult time getting the proper angle for chest compressions on myself -- I don't have the leverage, it seems to give myself CPR!!!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  2. kingtrumpet

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    I was concentrating on vital lessons in surfing, CPR and lifesaving techniques from my surfing instructor --- and YES, she was beautiful, she spoke perfect Aussie, and she took my breath away, and was able to instill concentration such that I never noticed much else on the beach --- so if there were snakes or spiders at the beach ---- I obviously was not looking at them!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  3. kingtrumpet

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    and YET - if you passed out, had a heart attack, or some other ailment in which you needed CPR to save your life --- and I was present -- I would save your life --- and just think, you would even appreciate that!!!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL

    of course -- I ain't leaving you with a 20 dollar bill!!!! I will save your life for free!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  4. Masterwannabe

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    AMEN AMEN and AMEN :-):-):-)


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  5. dorkdog

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    I know this is an old thread but I feel so strongly about it I have to chime in.

    In 1975, I started my senior year of high school. I was in several different orchestras and rehearsed three or four nights a week with various and sundry student groups, and on Saturdays I played in a priveleged group of upper-crust students and symphony musicians. I won't say I would have been a shoe-in or anything even close, but I knew about half of the musicians in the symphony at the time and it was pretty much expected that I would audition someday.

    As a bassoon player, I was a very busy person. I used to have my own school bus (so to speak) that would drive me to other HS that did not have a bassoon player so I could rehearse and play in their concerts. I took bassoon, conducting and music theory for three years at Peabody in Baltimore.

    Then in January of 1976, there was a meeting, and I remember the following phrases coming from the face of our guidance counselor directly into the ears of my parents:

    "It's a waste of his brain"
    "He'll be so poor he'll have to teach"
    "There's no future in it"
    "You need to get serious"

    So plans were changed and off tyo college I went to get a BSEE.

    Now, 30 years later there is not a day goes by I don't get a faraway look and think "I could be rehearsing right now" because a bad day in the bassoon section is better than a good day at work.

    Now, at 54 I'm not in a position to do it. I'd be dead before I got good enough again (if I even could) so now I'm a comeback player who switched instruments to something more common.
     
  6. Ed Lee

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    What is the credibility of those that wrote what you are now relying on? Hogwash IMO!
     
  7. dorkdog

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    I think it's apples and oranges...

    In my youth it was all about playing the right notes.
    In my adulthood, it's about playing the notes right.

    Never in HS would I (or did I) have the tenacity to sit and play long tones, paying attention to how the note starts and ends. Now, I get joy out of it every time I play, which is a lot more often now than it was then (an hour a day, between 7 and 8).

    As a young guy playing guitar, I learned the intro to Stairway to Heaven without concern about chords and song structure. Now; I am a sought-after guitarist because I know so many songs all the way through.

    I never wanted to consider 'coming back' until I realized that with Pro Tools I can write all my backing tracks and play whatever I want. That option wasn't available in my youth.

    As an aspiring young farting bedpost I was concerned with starting a career in music. I was driven by my future; now I am driven by my past enjoyment of wind instruments.

    All the stuff that I thought was important then isn't now; all the stuff I blew off then is what drives me now. Kind of like when your parents said 'save your money' right?
     
  8. Branson

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    Get a real job and later start up your playing on the side to keep your sanity.
     
  9. Joe44

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    Remember, you are asking this question on a trumpet forum. Of course the answer is going to be yes:play:.
     
  10. veery715

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    The OP, rather than quit trumpet, has quit the thread. Yet we continue unabated. If you look closely you may see him sneaking up on your chair...
     

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