Trumpet playing protocol and suggestions?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by kctrumpeteer, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    This of course only works with IQ scores >70, so I am not surprised from your violist experience.
  2. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    Corporate Band? Report the problem to management, and include the conductor who is remiss in not handling the situation effectively. A corporate band is PR and when the band sounds bad, that reflects on the corporation in like manner.
  3. TerryR

    TerryR Pianissimo User

    Jun 3, 2012
    Quakertown PA
    I like the viola???
  4. J. Jericho

    J. Jericho Fortissimo User

    Mar 16, 2011
    It would be hard to resist the urge to rearrange his embouchure. It's tempting. It might get him out of a few rehearsals, too, and give him time to rethink his love of music.
  5. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

    Nov 16, 2009
    Near Portland, OR.
    Me too. Like all instruments, it does wonders when well played. It shares with the violin a wealth of expressive possibilities.
  6. amzi

    amzi Forte User

    Feb 18, 2010
    Northern California
    If you make a big deal out of this you must consider the possible repercussions. This sort of person always seems to have some friend/family member/protector who is in mid-level management and perfectly willing to make trouble for you. So--how much do you like your job? Maybe you're not a wave maker a better option might be to just make a duplicate folder that's ready for them whenever he/she shows up without it. Then, wear an earplug in the side they sit on. May not be elegant, but it will keep you in the band. Of course, you could just quite and find a nice community band to play in. No hassles or politics in those!
  7. cantplaytrumpet

    cantplaytrumpet Pianissimo User

    Apr 2, 2012
    Yeah, I like it too. It makes good firewood! ROFL
    Hehe, I kid.
  8. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    The fumes from the varnish, glues and resins when burning any stringed instrument would potentially be the death of me as I've already got COPD. Too, consider when those steel strings under tension break loose and whir about ... whether they would slash or garrote I don't know and I'm not about to experiment to find out.
  9. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    I reckon Ed that the strings would stretch as they heat up until they lose all that tension - they're unlikely to break loose IMHO - but I could be wrong.
  10. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

    Jul 20, 2006
    Heart of Dixie
    That's meant to be funny, right? :lol:

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