The single best trumpet advise ever!

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

  1. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    And what if not?
     
  2. Victor Lopez

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    All of Derek Reaban's posts on resonance I think have led to one of the greatest improvements in my playing.
     
  3. mike ansberry

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    My undergraduate instructor told me I should take up tennis...and I was 1st chair in the top band. He knew I wanted to play professionally and I guess he was trying to squash that idea.
     
  4. Alex Yates

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    "Insist on yourself, never imitate" - Emerson

    I took almost all of the roads "less traveled by" to keep my musical dreams alive and never let my detractors win. If you love it, never give up. You will find joy and fulfillment, and joy and fulfillment will find you.
     
  5. TrentAustin

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    "Tongue and blow, kid"...

    "You can only play what you practice so don't expect a miracle". I use this line for my students (and my own personal mantra).
     
  6. Walter

    Walter Piano User

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    Hey Trent

    A good reality check!! As one who always hopes for miracles your advise is brilliant.....really struck a chord for me.........I am sure it will cause me to become much more serious about my practice again! I am writing this one down.

    Thanks
    Walter
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2007
  7. JosephR

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    Hello everyone, I’m new here.

    The best advice I received was from my college trumpet professor. Simply - “The Tao of Poohâ€. Don’t think, don’t force, don’t try, just let the lips vibrate "pooh" and let go. Very akin to “The Inner Game of Musicâ€
     
  8. brett wall

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    "Only peel the paint on the ceiling...":cool:
     
  9. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    ...and if not, Nick, you find something else that you're good at. It doesn't mean you stop loving music.

    ML
     
  10. Shermock

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    After much thought, I must add "Take a great breath and sing through the horn."

    I heard this from Keith Johnson (UNT), and I've never regretted keeping it alive.

    Peace

    Shermock
     

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