trusting yourself

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by schleiman, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Rapier

    Rapier Forte User

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    Playing in a Brass Band, you rarely get more than a bar or two rest in a piece. Whereas in the orchestra the opposite is the case. I get to play a bar or two.
     
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  2. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    and yet the whole concept is NOT that I CAN'T do it, but the tension to do the SOLO PERFECTLY, because there is no sax player, no drummer, and no guitar player to blame any of the "extra noise" on --- I mean in a pure trumpet solo -- in front of a LIVE audience -- there is NO ROOM to escape, NO ROOM for an error. YES, I have done 3 or so TRUMPET SOLOS in front of 100 people or more each time ---- It is tense for me, and I pull them off - because I dare NOT MAKE A MISTAKE -- but trust me, I don't like to do straight up solos ---- AND I CANT figure out why everyone always requests these things from me, as I would rather play in a small group (5 or 6 people), or a larger group.
     
  3. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    My favourite solo is to play "Long Ago and Far Away"
     
  4. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    If you are playing "better" and you are getting feedback from others that indicates the same thing .... sounds like a win to me. It also sounds like you are enjoying playing more as well.
     
  5. schleiman

    schleiman Piano User

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    This is a good point. I haven't heard that from others yet as it's only been about a week now. But what is better is how I feel about my playing. I will see if anyone notices anything at rehearsal tomorrow night. Thanks for the input.
     
  6. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    keep us posted...
     

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