Things your Teacher said that you will never forget

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by rdt1959, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Mason

    Mason Pianissimo User

    Oct 7, 2008
    my teacher said to me
    "if you dont know what you playing, your not playing music, when you do know what you playing, then you are playing music"

    I didnt get it at the time but when you know the melody of the song you are going to play, you can play it but if you dont and just play notes straight off, i dont hear the song well and it doesnt sound properly. Does that happen to you guys?
  2. djserrant

    djserrant New Friend

    Dec 13, 2008
    I have that same problem all the time. Which is why I youtube the song before I play.
  3. djserrant

    djserrant New Friend

    Dec 13, 2008
    LOL! I have to share this one with my band friends on Facebook!
  4. Markie

    Markie Forte User

    Jan 4, 2009
    Clarksburg, WV
    "They might not remember every song you played, but they'll remember how you made them feel" Professor Greene
  5. lovevixen555

    lovevixen555 Banned

    Nov 5, 2008
    If you do not love playing people will know because they can hear the difference!

    Please Please No applause just throw money!!!

    If you rush that piece one more time I am going to toss a stand at you! (Sometimes it was a water balloon or her batton.)

    Talent with out practice, drive and self disapline is worthless and will not do anything for you but set you up to fail! (That was one smart band teacher she could tell if you were lieing or not giveing all you had etc....)
  6. DeerSlayer555

    DeerSlayer555 New Friend

    May 25, 2008
    First Trumpet teacher-"Alright that was good...wanna play gamecube?"
    Current teacher-"Everything you play must fit into the cup of your mouthpiece,so if it don't fit don't push it!"
  7. Myshilohmy

    Myshilohmy Pianissimo User

    Jan 6, 2009
    this one was used when we were playing too loud

    "I have p on my page"
  8. bkonstans1

    bkonstans1 Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 19, 2007
    Aurora, IL
    "Ametuers practice until they get it right - Proffesionals practice until they CAN'T get it wrong."

    "Read everything on the page"

    "There are four levels of musicianship:
    1. Beginner (I'm working out the notes)
    2. Novice (I'm working out playing the piece as a whole)
    3. Performer (I'm ready to perform)
    4. Artist (I'm ready to make this the best performance you've ever heard)

    Every one of you must be an artist for this band to excel." (said in my first day sophmore year as a newb in the top ensemble of 6 in my high school)

    Steve Orland, the best band director ever.

    Other quotes I like
    "Always perform, never practice"
    "Always be heard, no matter the dynamic" Bud Herseth
    "You can't practice improvisation, you can only improvise" Dizzy (i think)
    "You use the Do (as in Do-Re-Mi) too much in your solos" Miles Davis said to Maynard Ferguson
  9. hubnub

    hubnub Piano User

    May 4, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    "Don't F*&^ up, Russo."

    After my freshman jazz jury... "You probablly still got time to sell your horn..."

    "we might as well move on to some jazz tunes, because the way you're articlualting Charlier, tells me your ready to move onto some jazz...." (that one hurt a bit.... it was in studio class....)
  10. oohhh yeah

    oohhh yeah Pianissimo User

    Nov 23, 2008
    B.C. Canada
    "Ryan!!!! Why are you late?!?"

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