Not a bad one in the lot.
Not a bad one in the lot.
Knowledge is freedom, and ignorance is slavery - Miles Davis
The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8
Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson
Don't be afraid to try something different. The Ark was built by an amateur and the Titanic was built by a group of experienced engineers.
By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!
I especially like the long tones exercise at the top.
Olds Studio trumpet
Olds Special trumpet
Yamaha YFH-731 flugelhorn
Dillon Bb pocket trumpet
Selmer Bundy tenor trombone
Casio CTK-518 keyboard
"If it was just up to me, I'd have nothing but trumpet players on my show." - Jackie Gleason
You can't blow it if you haven't lived it.
"Even if I could play like Wynton Marsalis, I wouldn't play like Wynton Marsalis."
Martin Committee (1956)
Connstellation 38B (1959)
LA Benge 3X (1970s)
Hans Hoyer G-10 Geyer Horn
I agree,Trick G
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Yamaha YTR-732( now gone)
Selman C, rose brass( ongoing experiment)
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Selman Flugle( I know, it's Chinese)( Any body got a Getzen valve block I can put in this thing?)
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Bugles across America
I disagree with #9 because no instrument is dumb and I disagree with #3 mainly in regards to forums mainly the other trumpet forum as the best advice should come from face-to-face lessons depending on how a teacher communicates them.
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"It's amazing what we can accomplish if we don't consciously get in the way" Adolph "Bud" Herseth
"Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway." Emory Austin
Number 3 couldn't be more true. Some of the worst advice I've ever seen given is on trumpet websites. How does someone who doesn't really know the answer wade through the wrong answer from the right answer?
Number 9 is right on. The trumpet is stupid. It does absolutely nothing to help you. Ask it a question, it doesn't answer you. Ask it to play a high C for you and it won't. Ask it to play a B natural in the staff and you put down the first valve and it doesn't play the right note. Even if you do push down the right valve, you might not even get a B natural. Maybe a D#, maybe a clam.
See? It is dumb. You have to tell it everything and sometimes it still doesn't get it right.
Number 11 is rather interesting. How do you learn something without looking at it?
Here is an example of folks who have played this piece many times and they are still looking at the music! What is wrong with these guys?
By the way, this should be a year or so after Herseth's quadruple bypass and he is either 75 or 76 at the time of this concert. Still easily capable of sitting on top that incredible section at that volume. Amazing, no?
About #9 I would say "the wildest creature" among music instruments, so hard to tame! Even harder to try to make it sing....
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"Art in its entirety is not a goalless creation flowing into nothingness. It is a power whose goal must be to develop and to refine the human soul..." W. Kandinsky.
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