What's been the biggest "demon" for you in terms of trumpet playing?

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  1. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

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    In order: range, endurance, pitch, tonguing, sight reading. But I have to relativize, really. Never touched an instrument until age 26, but through hard work and lessons joined a little municipal marching band after only 18 months. Then quit playing for years and is now just 3 months back into real practice. So I guess that, everything considered, being able to hit a high C on a good day is nothing to sneeze at. If I don't see any good progress in a year, I will definitely seek help outside of the books/methods.

    Perhaps my biggest problem is life distractions and that nagging feeling that, no matter how hard I work at it (and if I work too hard I loose my lips!) I will never sound like those "real" musicians. You know, the kind who learned when they were kids and all...

    Love the site Rowuk, I especially enjoyed the "how a trumpet makes sound" thread.
     
  2. guitarsrmine

    guitarsrmine Piano User

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    the problem in my area is THERE ARENT ANY TEACHERS!!!!!!!!!!! I eben e-mailed a trumpet teacher at a college about 40 miles from my home 3 weeks ago, and no response. Due to my work schedule I really cant travel very far, so Im kina in a bind, as far as lessons go
     
  3. operagost

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    Mine used to be double-tonguing. Now, it's mouthpiece pressure. Actually, it's always been mouthpiece pressure; I just never really tried to correct it (and neither did my instructors).
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    More like "andresrum."
     
  5. MTROSTER

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    Mine is inconsistency. One day I sound as if the Good Lord has blessed my lips;the next I've been cursed with lips made of chopped liver. Haven't been able to solve it.:dontknow:
     
  6. oljackboy

    oljackboy Pianissimo User

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    Self-discipline.
     
  7. ccNochops

    ccNochops Piano User

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    Putting the horn down for 30 years........
     
  8. guitarsrmine

    guitarsrmine Piano User

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    I hear ya, ccNochops- I did the same thing; STUPID-STUPID-STOOOOOOPID-WHY DID I DO IT?????????????:evil:
     
  9. MJ

    MJ Administrator Staff Member

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    The trumpet
     
  10. trumpetnick

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    rofl
     

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