What are your music goals for the new year?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RHSbigbluemarchingband, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. willbarber

    willbarber Piano User

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    Practice more, increase endurance, add maybe about a 3rd to my usable range (currently to about a high C, give or take), and just overall improve so I can rip it in jazz and parade band competition this spring. Oh yeah, wind ensemble too, because that's...important?

    I was left big shoes to fill as lead trumpet in our school, and they're still just a little loose.
     
  2. SFPat

    SFPat Pianissimo User

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    Good thread. Trumpetwise, my goal is to continue my comeback (I'm two months into it) which means an hour a day of practice minimum. I'll see where it goes from there.
     
  3. jerec576

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    Study and improve my improvisational skills and articulation.
    And just maybe grace the faddisphere?
     
  4. kwgbright

    kwgbright New Friend

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    Great Post!

    As a brand new player, I'd like to develop solid tone, get rid of the breathy sounds coming out of my horn and being able to play some Christmas Duets with my 9 and 11 yr. old band geeks.

    I'll be getting there by practicing every day for 30 to 45 mins and having at least 6 private lessons. It's going to be a good year! Happy Christmas every one! Have an amazing new year!

    Aloha!
     
  5. RHSbigbluemarchingband

    RHSbigbluemarchingband Mezzo Piano User

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    Some of these goals I never even thought of, keep the new year goals coming guys!
     
  6. RB-R37297

    RB-R37297 Pianissimo User

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    Be accepted into the Faculty of Music at the U of Manitoba.

    Improve my sound and especially my intonation.

    Improve my improvisational skills.
     
  7. hichez

    hichez Pianissimo User

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    Keep striving to get to a point where im satisfied and confident to my ability to improve.
     
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    The same as for the last 43 years:

    Give me this day my daily routine

    Practice what I preach

    a German phrase "dem Werk gerecht". That means do justice to each piece that you play. I am not talking about lynch justice!

    Teach that music is a subset of the entire human state. Without a holistic view, too much is missing.

    Continue to cut through the BS sometimes posted here at TM.
     
  9. Mamba21500

    Mamba21500 Piano User

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    I think my goal is to play less music and take my GCSEs seriously... but it's not going to happen, so I'll just do some ones that I might be able to do!

    In no particular order:

    1) Tonguing, all types, especially triple, and keeping double tonguing going for longer.

    2) Nice crisp attacks on notes, more accenting and generally nicer attacks.

    3) Playing more smoothly and making a nicer tone, add vibrato.

    4) Stronger and more penetrating upper register as well as a slightly greater range then I have now, maybe pushing on a strong G above high C.

    5) Playing more out of the Arban, and spend more time perfecting pieces instead of choosing something that is really hard, and stop work on it when I can play it through.

    6) Practice more cornet and classical music, rather then only picking up the cornet to play in bands, and playing classical pieces a few times a year.

    7) Going on a mouthpiece Safari for the trumpet and the cornet, and use a deeper trumpet piece, and a shallower cornet piece.

    I think 7 targets is enough, though if anybody puts any targets that I feel appropriate for myself, I will definitely be adding them!
     

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