Things your Teacher said that you will never forget

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  1. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

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    "maybe you should take up tennis..."
     
  2. Jon Kratzer

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    "Wait.. what the hell is your foot doing?"
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    John Almeida

    "You have to stop listening to Clarinets! They're wrong!"
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    I think i'll keep this one anonymous.

    "Don't you think if I wanted you sound like Phil Smith I would have just put on a his record? Play what's in your head. The only trumpet player I want to hear out the other end of your bell is you!"

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    John Almeida
     
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  3. green_eagle18

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    Never practice....always perform.
     
  4. ecarroll

    ecarroll Artist in Residence Staff Member

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    "Carroll...as a composer you make a pretty good trumpet player"
    Vincent Persichetti
     
  5. c.nelson

    c.nelson Pianissimo User

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    On improvised blues solos,"you can't practice life!you must simply live it!"
     
  6. hose

    hose Pianissimo User

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    Dave, they meant if you wanted a better high register, you needed to become a happier person. They didn't mean smile with the horn on your face!

    Dave
     
  7. green_eagle18

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    The trumpet is like a turtle.......
     
  8. Clarence

    Clarence Mezzo Forte User

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    If you want to eat................you better learn to read!
     
  9. mitchota

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    "You have to be the crazy person for yourself." - Stephen Burns

    That was in reference to the fact that I tend to play things very mechanically and he'd always have to tell me how I should shape things and how to visualize things. After a certain point, he realized that I was relying on him to tell me how to do things, and he wanted me to start thinking for myself when it came to interpreting the music.

    Sound advice, I think. Although, 10 years later, I'm still trying to become the crazy person...
     
  10. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

    "That's about as good as tits on a bull".

    -Frank Kaderabek-
     

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