Some advice to assist in melody playing

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  1. trumpetsplus

    trumpetsplus Fortissimo User

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    Electricity came back on after 8 days. Internet and phone 2 days later. I wrote this little blog entry last week but was unable to post it until now. I hope it is helpful:
    ivan?s blog
     
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    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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    You were hit by the bad weather? Lucky that you play trumpet and not e-guitar!

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  3. Peter McNeill

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    Hi Ivan
    Good to see you got through the ordeal OK. Just the clean-up left to do? Hope you were only affected by the electricity outages.

    Yes, interesting Blog - and comments on the requirement to know the music and the accompaniment.

    I think the observations are just as relevant to concert band pieces. It is impossible to practice a lot of this music at home, as it is only in the format of the band that all the chords make sense. I find if I practice the pieces by myself at home, I start to believe that some of the notes are wrong, as they don't make musical sequence in isolation - but are perfect in the Band context.

    Nice Blog. and YouTube certainly helps to get examples to get the brain around the music
    Cheers
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Spot on, Ivan--playing is a "we" thing and not a "me" thing.
     
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    VB, at its best it is.
     

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