Trumpet Playing

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by LFRoberts5, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. LFRoberts5

    LFRoberts5 Pianissimo User

    Nov 1, 2003
    St. Louis
    Let's start off the new forum with a bang!

    What three things have helped your trumpet playing the most?

    Here are mine.

    1. Long Tones
    2. Soft Practice
    3. The Balanced Embouchure Method
  2. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Yee HAW!
    1. Sitting in a band that plays above my skill level.
    2. Playing softly so as to hear others
    3. Buying a trumpet that is in tune with itself and putting a great mouthpiece on it and STAYING WITH THAT COMBO!
  3. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Yee HAW! I cheat! :lol:

    4. Getting the odd solo...builds the confidence needed for those critical entries.

    5. Playing and practicing in a small ensemble where everyone is exposed at one time or another (musically exposed...not the "other" :p )

    6. Hearing myself recorded....what a humbling but enlightening experience THAT is!
  4. FreshBrewed

    FreshBrewed Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 11, 2003
    Houston, TX
    Only three things? Well, here goes.

    1. Playing softly
    2. Playing stuff I don't already know
    3. Listening to guys like Gary and Jarrett

    There are many others but these are the three that have really helped me recently.
  5. Liad Bar-EL

    Liad Bar-EL Forte User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Jerusalem, Israel
    As a come back player, I could list 30 things; however, I'll select the most important 3 at this date and time.

    1) G-d's protection

    2) After having many maturing events in my life, they have given me a strong drive to succeed in my playing the trumpet thereby making my practice more fruitful, my performances/playing more meaningful and the others who hear me more appreciative which in turn gives me more joy that I've made other people happy.

    3) Contact and making friends with other pros through forums such as these for learning, support, buying equipment, etc. Buying George Graham's flugel was a high point.

    The results have been amazing for I have been playing in places and for occasions of great importance in our country with a variety of horns that I've never thought to own and with a technique (skill) and expression that way surpasses from what I had before.

    Liad Bar-EL
  6. rdt1959

    rdt1959 Pianissimo User

    Oct 31, 2003
    1. Practice
    1. Long tones
    2. Playing softly
    4. More Practice

    I would also add that for comeback players, if you want to get serious about your playing a good teacher is a must.
  7. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

    Oct 24, 2003
    Scottsdale, AZ.
    1. Relax

    2. Project

    3. Listen
  8. Jarrett

    Jarrett Piano User

    Nov 11, 2003
    Richland, MO
    1. Imitate
    2. Imitate
    3. Imitate
  9. Clarino

    Clarino Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 9, 2003
    Sheffield, England, UK
    5)Breath Control
    6)Learning to count :lol:
  10. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

    Nov 2, 2003
    1) a great teacher
    2) learning that there is such a thing as too much air
    3)getting the ears going

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