What is more rewarding to play classical or jazz?

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  1. beginner

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    I'm not necessarily talking about the trumpet here. I like jazz but with classical you really get to know a piece and you are required to play to play it as close to perfection as possible. When playing jazz all your doing is learning the theory and you make up something new every time. You can learn solos and improve your improv but there is no solid thing you can look back on and say you achieved. Don't be harsh i am generalizing because I cannot express myself in better terms...

    Ps. If you are wondering why I said classical or jazz. The classical trumpet repertoire isn't great... But I like jazz a lot and I'm also considering playing classical guitar. It seems really difficult though. If I could do both that would be great but I'm probably gonna stick with trumpet. Which brings me back to the question at hand: guitarclasical or trumpet jazz?
     
  2. rankamateur

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    Maccy D's Happy meal or Steak Tartare?
     
  3. beginner

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    Duh. It's happy meal.
    Ok aanyways. What do you people's prefer and why?
     
  4. chrisryche

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    For me, classical. I never pretend to be a jazz player. I don't understand it. I don't know what good jazz is versus bad, probably because I have never been formally trained in it. Do you even have to be a trained jazz player to be good? I can certainly appreciate jazz when it suits my mood but playing it is just not for me.
     
  5. beginner

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    Thank you for your answer. But isn't the trumpet repertoire kind of.... Slim compared to some other instruments? Few of the great composers wrote for trumpet and what they wrote cannot be transcribed to trumpet. I'm a noob. So really take no offense i just want to get as much info as possible.
     
  6. Bay Area Brass

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    It's personal taste-sort of like asking what food is the most rewarding to eat.
     
  7. beginner

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    For you... Thanks.
    And why
     
  8. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    I might be unusual, but I play whatever is put in front of me in the community band, and I would never listen to any of it by choice. Ever.

    The only intersection between what I have played and what I like to listen to is Maynard or big band stuff.

    Otherwise, I'd rather be playing rock (Hi Eric!).

    Tom
     
  9. beginner

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    Interesting... Can you point e out some rock tunes? I'm an ubernoob at trumpet rock
     
  10. VetPsychWars

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    Blood, Sweat and Tears

    Those three bands will get you started.

    Tom
     

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