"Stairway to Heaven" equivalent for Tumpeters?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Big Daddy, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Big Daddy

    Big Daddy Mezzo Piano User

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    A profound musical question for my fellow trumpet players.

    When I would have my guitar with me it seemed like people would come up to me and tell me they played the guitar and if I had my guitar out of the case they would ask to try it and play either a small portion of either, "Stairway to Heaven" or "Roundabout" 99 percent of the time.

    Now as I have taken up the trumpet I was wondering if there is an equivalent song that trumpet players play?
     
  2. RB-R37297

    RB-R37297 Pianissimo User

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    Good question. For me it's usually Star Wars or the Rocky theme.
     
  3. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    It wouldn't be a song. It would be high pitched squeals.
     
  4. ButchA

    ButchA Pianissimo User

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    Aaaaaaaagh... Please God, NO... Not the Star Wars or Rocky themes!!! :shock:

    Every single H.S. marching band played those tunes back in the 70's!! I have tried to block them out of my mind over the years. :lol:

    Anyway from what I remember, people would always "try" to play Chuck Mangione's "Feels So Good" whenever they come up and borrow someone's trumpet.
     
  5. veery715

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    rofl
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    In Germany it would be Il Silencio or Trompetenecho.
     
  7. guitarsrmine

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    When I'm at praise band practice at church I get asked to play Zorba the Greek, or Spanish Flea!!:lol:
     
  8. guitarsrmine

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    Funny thing about Stairway to Heaven. Many music stores I've been in have BIG signs posted in the guitar section-NO STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN! I suppose every ham and egger that thinks they can play pick that song to destroy(come on-you've heard them!)
     
  9. Markie

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    I'd guess it would be warm-ups with (of course) stratospheric notes just so you can say your warm up covers the entire range.
    Just a side note. Frank Zappa did a rendition of Stairway and the horn section did the Jimmy Page guitar solo. Really cool.
     
  10. ozboy

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    I played in a band that had a sandwich board out the front with a list of requests that the band hated and a price to play them. Oh When the Saints came in at $100 AUD but was beaten by the Chicken Dance $250. Most requested tune by older folk would be I Can't Get Started (Bunny Berrigan) flight of the Bumble bee also rated highly as a request.
     
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