What is this "lead" thing?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by VetPsychWars, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Darten

    Darten Mezzo Piano User

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    Be happy Tom, back in my day, the jazz band director was a Maynard nut and purest, his only answer to anything was, "Take it down an octave.... IF you have to."
     
  2. BinaryHulledIon

    BinaryHulledIon Piano User

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    I had one piece like that in HS—and only one. It was fairly technically intense. I still wish that our band director had spent more time on teaching improv techniques; it might have made it easier.
     
  3. gmonady

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    I agree, the second part is the most fulfilling. I truly miss that part when the boss forced me to play lead. But I have the quintet now to keep my musical intelligence together. By the way, I have a unique method to teaching improv. I us Minimal Structure Theory. I use this same technique to also train my medical students and residents on how to improve on their patient-physician communication skills.
     

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