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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by breakup, Nov 26, 2015.
Playing lines is a skill. Playing harmony is an art.
I would like to think that you could play a line artfully, after you were proficient in the skill of playing.
You can but its no longer playing the line but phrasing the line
Sounds good to me.
And indeed it does.
So if you can phrase your harmony along with the person phrasing the melody, now that is some fine art right there
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.
...and paint me happy.
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 )
You happy- me happy