Things You Learned From a Trumpet Influence

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Joe N., Mar 22, 2007.

  1. kadleck

    kadleck Artist in Residence Staff Member

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    Damn Dave, you had to go and take all of the FUN out of it!
     
  2. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Playing trumpet is the most fun you can have without smiling.
    Woody Allen (I paraphrased him)

    -cw-
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    My most important thing learned was "knowledge is power" and "ignorance is no excuse".
    If you have informed yourself about something that you want to play before beginning to practice it, your chances of getting it right the first time are much greater. If you don't, your chances of screwing it up and having to fix that later are almost 100%.
    The second most important thing I learned was to not make any noise if I didn't have anything useful to say or play.
     
  4. djm6701

    djm6701 Pianissimo User

    People will call you for jobs if you show up on time, can read well and keep your mouth shut.

    More or less from Gary Grant's list of do's and don'ts off his website. :D

    Concentrate on the music to control the physical aspects of playing trumpet (Jacobs, Adam, my private teachers, etc.)
     
  5. Jason Osborne

    Jason Osborne New Friend

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    Do what you enjoy and enjoy what you do.
    Bulls**t baffles brains but good brains will always spot the bulls**t!
     
  6. S-Money

    S-Money Pianissimo User

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    Ah, jason, that reminds me of another...

    If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life
     
  7. R.T. Swing

    R.T. Swing Pianissimo User

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    semi-tones are free
     
  8. bilboboone

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    Don't play the trumpet, sing the music. (paraphrase)
     

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