Writing a personal list of playing faults/credits.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Local 357, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Assets
    I'm Listless

    liabilities
    I'm a nice guy
     
  2. Local 357

    Local 357 Banned

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    I was wrong: the topic did get hits. Failed to figure in the "share your own stuff" factor.

    Its almost an embarrassing subject now. So by now the whole freaking world knows that for 38 years "he doesn't practice enough" and even when he does? Plays too many high notes. But its a fact.

    Time to do something about it.

    Perhaps sometimes a shortcoming can create a style. Can't think of an example at this moment but I believe its true. Didn't Jesse Owens walk on crutches when he was a boy? Yet his Olympic records held for many years.
     
  3. mgcoleman

    mgcoleman Mezzo Forte User

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    Liabilities:
    - Sight reading is weak
    - Not always attentive to listening and blending
    - Sometimes overcooks the dynamics

    Assets (listed last because, well, you always want to end on high note, right?):
    - Good tone
    - Love to improvise
    - Diligent in preparing charts for a gig
     
  4. BustedChops

    BustedChops Mezzo Forte User

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    Assets...can busk loudly and get tips for self...can look hip and hold a horn...

    liabilities: noise ordinance issues with the local sheriffs. Lousy sight reader...bad intonation, Arbans studies collect dust...
     
  5. graysono

    graysono Mezzo Forte User

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    Major liability: old
    Major asset: old
     
  6. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    amen, brother!
     
  7. Raymo

    Raymo Pianissimo User

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    Assets

    Good tone.

    Good range.

    Decent endurance.

    Versatile.

    Good swing style.

    Enjoy playing solos!

    Liabilities

    Bad practice habits/hardly practice at all (This will change as I am now in college and finally have a private teacher!)

    Ok at sight reading, tend to stop playing when I mess up

    Have a habit of putting too much mouthpiece pressure on my lips.

    Still trying to cut the habit of using the dreaded pinky ring.

    Still don't know all the scales (college and practice will fix that!)
     
  8. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    wow -- I feel almost NORMAL now, hearing this.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2012
  9. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    isn't that backwards???
    your ASSETS
    YOU a NICE GUY

    your Liabilities
    YOU LISTLESS

    ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  10. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    Okay so I'll bite

    Strengths,

    Phrasing
    Breath control
    Nice tone in most of my registers
    Iron Lips
    Sense of humour

    I think phrasing is my strongest strength. I've played a few Operatta and Opera tenor roles so I phrase in a really lyrical manner

    Weaknesses

    Sense of humour
    Range is limited (at least the controlled bit is)
    Reading music and sight reading
    Improvisation
     

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