Things your Teacher said that you will never forget

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  1. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

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    When a mistake was made, after stopping me and glaring..."That note wants to be played like this (demonstration by low buzzing/humming example) "

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  2. BrassOnLine

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    "Be clear. Everybody should understand what you're expressing".
     
  3. trumpet_man

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    "What separates the amateurs from the pros? The amateurs practice something until they can play it right. The pros practice something until they can't play it wrong".
     
  4. NOwens

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    my teacher, Delores Rhoads, mom of rock legend Randy Rhoads, would always tell me: "PLAY SLOWER, damn kids always trying to play fast"
     
  5. bigpapajosh

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    "josh, im gonna make you into a musician one of these days, and your gonna drop that habit of being a trumpet player in the process."
    Mr. Schwindt
     
  6. Snorglorf

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    Randy Rhoads' mom taught you to play trumpet?
     
  7. Aerotrom

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    "Use the air as much as you can, instead of your lips. You can always use the air, just have to inhale it, but if your lips get tired they will be over"
     
  8. Trumpetdiva08

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    My HS band director would say about the clarinets playing(attempting to) in the upper register "they have the screaming mimi's again"

    My college director would say "1st mistake today". I use that one with my students when needed ;-) It was good to hear him admit he made mistakes too.

    Also my college director said to me one day after rehearsal as I was bending over picking up something from the bottom of my locker, "That's a very tempting sight young lady!" I was mortified and my friends ribbed me for years on that comment. I always made sure Doc wasn't in the hallway whenever I needed to bend for something in my locker from then on.
     
  9. stumac

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    To a 10 year old beginner "blow the thing, dont suck it! "

    Regards, Stuart
     
  10. GordonH

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    This will age me but Harry Mortimer once told me that every piece has its own speed and even if there was no time signature on the sheet you could work out what speed it sounds best at.

    How many times this has been proved right!
     

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