What do you play when someone asks to hear you play????

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by drac, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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    Okay - then may I commend you for transposing a whole tone on the fly?

    (and note that you could either have been transposing the sound by a tone, or what you were playing by a tone - you win either way!)

    --bumblebee
     
  2. gbshelbymi

    gbshelbymi Mezzo Piano User

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    Stardust
    Nature Boy
    Aranjuez
     
  3. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Lately, high G! ;P
     
  4. Masterwannabe

    Masterwannabe Mezzo Piano User

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    2 songs I have memorized and almost everyone recognizes right away (and I have gotten good response from the ladies):

    What a Wonderful World - Louis version
    I Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis version
     
  5. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

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    You've got to have an aged raspy voice to replicate a true Louis version of Louis' "...World", but otherwise it's a great song. I didn't think the back-up of Elvis's was up to par on this one.
     
  6. Masterwannabe

    Masterwannabe Mezzo Piano User

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    Ed, remember we are just talking about playing the trumpet, I don't try to sing, that wouldn't impress anybody. ROFLROFL
     
  7. Buck with a Bach

    Buck with a Bach Fortissimo User

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    Me either. I can't carry a tune with my voice in a double bottomed bucket:dontknow::roll::oops:
     
  8. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    Okay, time to join the party....

    Misty
    My Funny Valentine
    Stardust

    (They all know those)
    when they start to fall asleep....

    Bluesette
    the trumpet solo from "Sparkling in the Sand" by Tower of Power if it's a young trumpet player asking
    Improv stuff
     
  9. JonathanPhillips

    JonathanPhillips Pianissimo User

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    Taste and See, Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah
     
  10. Dale Proctor

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    I have a great middle school-sounding warmup I use when I show up to rehearse for the first time with a group I don't know. It gets a lot of "oh no" looks...:lol:
     

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