The single best trumpet advise ever!

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

  1. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    Shermy, I like your suggestion but I'm also aware that the quality of the recorder and speakers will certainly be misleading as far as tone, but I can see it as a valuable tool for everything else, and I'll be using my cheapy recorder more.
     
  2. John Lamkin

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    It is not a quote from any one of my trumpet teachers that has been the best advice I received about playing trumpet, rather it is a quote from Miles Davis in a documentary about his life. He said "it takes a long time to play like yourself." That quote in itself has inspired me to keep practicing and playing, and critically listening to myself; and one day, hopefully, I'll play like me.

    John
     
  3. BflatAnklan

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    The best advise I ever heard was in a lesson with Vince DiMartino. Now, even though I didn't study with him very much on "Trumpet playing" we had some musical lessons. Referenceing his routine that he gives his students he said to me, "Here, this is what I have my students do. If you do this and only this you will sound like everyone else. If you do this and take everything a step further you will be that much ahead of the game."

    That concept has applied to so much more than trumpet playing. That was a real life lesson.

    Later
     
  4. R.T. Swing

    R.T. Swing Pianissimo User

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    Having never had the opportunity to play professionally, I needed a job to get regular money to play the rent, 10 hours a day etc. I often got frustrated in my inability to practice as much as I wanted and consequently my lack of progress. I had considdered giving up till I read this, GRACE IS THE KNOWLEGE THAT IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO START OR BEGIN AGAIN NO MATTER WHAT, SO LONG AS YOU ARE IN THIS WORLD. Now at 35 I am practicing 2 -3 hours a day (even while looking after too young boys both under 3) playing in a great wind band and conducting a young Brass band. I will probebly never play professionally but then again I have a lovely horn and I don't really like using the word never.

    The quote was from Wynton.
     
  5. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    "Maybe you should think about playing the clarinet"

    -cw-
     
  6. R.T. Swing

    R.T. Swing Pianissimo User

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    you need too many fingers
     
  7. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    ROFL Chuck,
    I hope this was not your trumpet teacher's advice to you...That is not very motivating....wondering what a clarinet teacher would say to his pupil...thinki of playing the triangle? ROFL
     
  8. BflatAnklan

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    then the percussion teacher would suggest that he conducts!
     
  9. Richard Oliver

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    Oh, gosh!

    Richard
     
  10. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    "Work hard but be patient. Everything happens when it's supposed to, if it's supposed to".

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