Single line or multi line?

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  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Playing lines is a skill. Playing harmony is an art.
     
  2. breakup

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    I would like to think that you could play a line artfully, after you were proficient in the skill of playing.
     
  3. gmonady

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    You can but its no longer playing the line but phrasing the line
     
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  4. breakup

    breakup Mezzo Piano User

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    Sounds good to me.
     
  5. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    And indeed it does.
     
  6. BigDub

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    So if you can phrase your harmony along with the person phrasing the melody, now that is some fine art right there
     
  7. dangeorges

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    My take on the OP's question:

    Learning and playing piano and then taking up a "single note" instrument like trumpet was like swinging three bats (playing piano) and then going to the plate with just one (Trumpet).
    EVERYTHING is easier on trumpet for me.

    I took piano lessons for about 14 years (from age 5 through 18) and had a good 4-5 years of playing piano before taking up trumpet in 4th grade at age 10.

    When I play trumpet, I "see" the notes as if they're on the piano - intervals, notes, etc.

    Only ONE note at a time on trumpet makes sight reading a breeze. It's almost child's play.

    And before anyone says anything about musicality - taking piano lessons and listening to piano (and trumpet) players taught me to play musically. In fact, I tell my trumpet students that they're not trumpet players - they are musicians who make music with a trumpet. Just my own take on music.
     
  8. gmonady

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    ...and paint me happy.
     
  9. BigDub

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    Well, here's another angle on it: my 20 month old grandson can make a sound come from the piano, but doesn't quite have the knack to get a sound out of the trumpet. Proof without question- the trumpet is harder......
    ( tongue planted firmly in my cheek )
     
  10. BigDub

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    You happy- me happy
     

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