''I'm nearly as good as I need to be,
but not nearly as good as I'd like to be".
~Wild Thing Trumpet~ Eclipse Enigma Trumpet ~
~Kanstul 1525 Flugel ~ Smith Watkins K2 Cornet ~
~ Besson Bugle ~ JP152 C Trumpet ~
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!
You have no idea what you're talking about, and are probably doing a disservice to younger readers who might actually take you seriously. What does singing have to do with trumpeting??? It's not only stupid to say that "if you can't sing, you can't play trumpet either" but it flies in the face of the laws of physics.
NO, you don't have to sing or be able to sing to play the trumpet. REALITY. See FM's post for an alternative view to reality.
And overpracticing will kill your musicality??? Are you for real? As legend has it, John Coltrane practiced roughly 8 hours a day, then went off to gigs at night, and Oscar Peterson practiced 10-12 hour days for years ..... THEIR musicality is legendary.
How much do you practice and where on earth did you get this idea that a trumpeter needed to be able to sing??? Get a grip .... You don't even need to be able to HEAR to compose symphonies (see Beethoven).
As far as the movie, "Young Man With A Horn" is concerned, here's my 2 cents--nothing against Kirk Douglas, but in my opinion, it's not a great flick. The plot is ridiculous. Great trumpet-playing by Harry James, and I guess as trumpet-miming goes, Kirk did OK (most audience members who don't play trumpet won't know he's faking), but not a great plot. It's supposed to be VERY, VERY loosely based on the life of cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, but compared to what I've read about Bix, any resemblance between the plot of this movie and Mr. Beiderbecke's life is beyond coincidental.
Instruments: 1974 Bach Strad 180S-37, standard leadpipe
Late 1960's Bach Strad 239 CML C trumpet
2012 Schilke B5
ACB pocket trumpet (Thanks, Trent!!)
1959 Holton Collegiate trumpet
1942 Conn 80A Victor cornet
Sonora double French horn
French Horns:Yamaha 668 ND, King Eroica and 1159(wall hanger)
Kanstul 920 Picc
Olds Super Recording trumpet and Cornet
Olds Super Trumpet and Cornet
Olds Recording Trumpet and Cornet
Buescher 400 Trumpet and Cornet ,Model 9, 10-22 '26 Buescher Flugel
King Liberty Trumpet, Master Model Cornet
Conn 40A, 40B, 80A
Ambassador C trumpet conversion
If any horn should be thrown against a wall (hold on, some/most of you will not like this) would be a Recording.
Those horns are so overrated it is not even funny. Dont get me wrong, I have owned one. I bought off ebay about 3 - 4 years back because I heard it was the holy grail of trumpets. Well, needless to say I do not own it anymore. I sold it in a month and took a $75 hit just to get rid of it. It was a real bummer. But, I ended up getting of my favorite horns with that money, a Stomvi Mambo. It was a great horn, shiny silver plate, good stomvi quality. But.....I ended up selling that to help with a down payment on a car. But, that was a horn that should not be thrown at a wall.
Oh, go ahead and throw half of all Bach trumpets at a wall too, no, I take it back......throw 99% at a wall.
You been smokin out there in D.C. land, have ya mon? Y yu talkin trash?
Ah, me not. That stomvi really is a good horn!
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