Hey folxs, I thought this would be a great place to discuss what the trumpet is all about: MUSIC!! Not high notes or this or that. Just post some thoughts on what makes a well rounded trumpet player. PHIL SMITH'S Big 4 Good sound and intonation Musical Imagination Rhymical understanding and integrity Desire to technically controls one's instrument William Strieders Rules for STP (Shaping The Phrase) Meter (emphasis strong beats) Follow the Line (ascend - crescendo, descend - decrescendo) Rhythmic (certain styles crunch 16th's etc.) What's on the page (umm.. self explanatory) Lookin' forward to the discussion. Tim a.k.a "The Bear"