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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by John Dover, Jan 28, 2011.
All of my horns go in their hard cases.
After dropping on of those tiny little scews from a trigger mechanism onto carpet ... ... I'm keeping a tiny jeweler's screwdriver in the case, and a little flashlight.
Does anybody actually play a lot of gigs? I mean the only thing some of you didn't bring with you is the kitchen sink. I understand you want be prepared,but unless I can park close to the stage door ,(which in NY is impossible to do) I try to travel as light as possible.
I bring what I need for the gig, not open up a music store.
We average about 3 gigs a month. In my van I also haul: 4 horns, an electric piano, the entire sound system, and stands for everything. And a German Shepherd to guard it all.
no! maybe that's my problem!!!! I can drive up to the door so I can unload my 3 horns, and the "gig" bag. I am overprepared - cause I won't need any of that stuff. In anycase -- this is my 3rd gig in 25 months -- but it is more like "re-entering" life as I was/am a "shut in -hermit" for almost a decade --- and before these 3 gigs, I hadn't played in front of a live audience for those 10 yrs ---- of course I quit the trumpet for 7 yrs in there also -- and that didn't help.
I know - play, be happy, please the audience - it will be all good, I know it will, I am prepared.
You guys are way over-thinking it, or you're really strong
thanks, I will be ok --- I am prepared, the audience is friendly anyhow --- today is Sat., my lips feel good, and I knocked back on the practices from 3hrs a night to 1 hr the last 3 nights ---- I will do my best to have FUN when I play --- and play to the audience - I know what they want (just for me to play, that's all), that's a help.
Gigs? What gigs? That's what I take to my music lessons, or to jam with friends. What's the difference? You still might need it. I do agree, though. Some of the lists look more like preparing for an expedition than a gig.
I hear ya!!!! +1 here.
Hi! Obviously you're more than just a trumpet player in the band.Any way the original question was what you had in your "gig bag"? So just how big is your gig bag?