The single best trumpet advise ever!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Walter, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. 12erlgro

    12erlgro Pianissimo User

    Oct 29, 2010
    the best tip I have ever heard must be - the answer to almost everything that has to do with playing is air
  2. ssbtrumpet1

    ssbtrumpet1 New Friend

    Jul 31, 2010
    Bay Area
    "Give up the need to sound good" - Kenny Werner

    If you haven't read Effortless Mastery by Kenny, it's a must-read for all musicians. That statement is explained in much more depth in the book and gave music, and trumpet playing, a whole new meaning to me after rereading it for the 10th time.

  3. fraserhutch

    fraserhutch Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 23, 2004
    Novato, CA, USA
    This was one I had trouble learning too :) It's great that you recognize it.nd the mark of a mature player. you'd be surprised at how many do not grasp this, in my experience anyways.

    I have found that as trumpet playing is 90% between the ears, in a way, how you leave off practicing can be as important as how you practiced. If you leave feeling defeated or deflated, this can carry over to your next practice in the guise of insecurity, slight apprehension, loss of confidence, etc.

    Furthermore, you never want to practice bad habits as they become permanent, even more so when that is the last thing you do.


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