Trumpet is like golf....is it just me?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by motteatoj, May 28, 2013.

  1. motteatoj

    motteatoj Mezzo Forte User

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    I feel like playing trumpet is a lot like playing golf.

    One great shot in golf erases so many bad ones. Nailing a piece on the trumpet wipes out so many troubled practices.
    There are so many minute things that can effect performance in both:
    Golf: stance, grip, swing, alignment, body type, etc
    Trumpet: breathing, lipping, fingering, facial muscles, embouchure etc.

    Now if only there were beer carts during trumpet practices!
     
  2. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    yeah --- and dont' forget about the 19th hole!!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  3. Rapier

    Rapier Forte User

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    Golf is a lot easier to play than trumpet.
     
  4. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    and you get to ride in the golf cart while playing golf!!! ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  5. coolerdave

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    I don't know if I agree with you on that ... I spent quite a bit of money, time, and on equipment ... lessons the whole shooting match ... the same amount of time on trumpet would have had much better results.
     
  6. Rapier

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    Guess I'm a natural at golf, but not at trumpet then. I pretty much played par on all the courses I played, but stopped playing as I found it boring.
     
  7. Recursion

    Recursion Mezzo Piano User

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    :thumbsup:
     
  8. Recursion

    Recursion Mezzo Piano User

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    I think they're both difficult, in the sense they both require discipline, dedication, daily maintenance, and hours upon hours of practice to achieve consistency (and phenomenal play) . Also, they can both lead to physical fatigue.

    Course selection (like music selection) is a big deal. I can play scratch on some easy courses, but can also struggle shooting under 100 on tough ones.
     
  9. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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    I see where you're coming from, but I'm not sure I agree with this one - a great shot in golf can bring you back under par but everybody remembers the bum notes... especially if you're cutting a new album.

    --bumblebee
     

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