Where do we draw the line?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by S-Money, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    How true! Virtually all freelance jobs come as a result of who we've played for, rather than who we've studied with.
     
  2. S-Money

    S-Money Pianissimo User

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    A very interesting point and observation Rowuk!
     
  3. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

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    Same with gigs. You get hired to do a gig with someone famous one time-put it on your resume. You got paid, it's a gig, it's legit.
    As for wide versus deep:the zen guys say you can get further by digging one hole a hundred feet deep than by digging ten different ten-foot holes.

    Michael McLaughlin

    Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.
    Friedrich Nietzsche
     
  4. trumpetdiva1

    trumpetdiva1 Piano User

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    Thanks, Robert. I am making your suggested change to my biographical sketch.

    Janell
     
  5. bilboinsa

    bilboinsa Piano User

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    Only one private lesson in my life--with Roger Ingram.

    Is that a pedigree???

    have fun!
     
  6. eisprl

    eisprl Mezzo Piano User

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    I wouldn't consider having one lesson with someone as having "studied" with them. To me, studying with someone involves at least TWO lessons. One where you get coaching and then you spend some time on it by yourself and bring it back to the person. Three days is enough to say you studied with someone (I would say).

    Eric
     
  7. bandman

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    I've had lessons with many people but studied with 4. "Studied" to me means I saw them on a regular basis over an extended period of time. I've made appearances with many fine professional bands, but I've only "played" with two (1 for 8 years and the other for about 20). I have served as the guest conductor of at least 100 bands over the past 30-years, but only been the director of 3 of them.

    I love the thought behind this thread because it is about honesty!
     
  8. johnmarkpainter

    johnmarkpainter Pianissimo User

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    I'm just going to list my record collection...I've learned TONS from it :)

    jmp
     

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