Many thanks for the question Xeno!
-Things i've been reading a million different times never clicked till now.
Last edited by godchaser; 08-21-2008 at 07:10 AM.
well maybe he just is a fast learner!!
Yeah When I was fourth grade their was this other kid(three grades older) that had trouble playing the high A. Well when his time came up in concert he asked me to play it since I had a better range that he did.
Bach Stradivarius Trumpet
Yamaha Xeno Cornet
YFH-8310Z Flugel Horn
YTR-6445H C Trumpet
but if it was his concert y did he ask you to play the high A?
i think you can be born with it, my teacher has a student who is going into 6th grade that can hit bold open double high C's. I didn't believe him until i heard the kid do it.....made me depressed for about a week. I couldn't touch double high C until freshman year of high school. Some people just have natural chops. Its kinda scary when they are four feet tall and half your age.
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I find this thread amazing. The ability to hit high notes has NEVER been one of my priorities. I have friends who play in the high register, but they will tell you that the bulk of their work is in the lower parts of their playing range.
A great sound in a young player is more important than a double whatever. Flexibility is more important then a double whatever Musicianship is more important than a double whatever ...................unless you want to play at high school level for the rest of your life!
Be sure Brain is engaged before putting Mouthpiece in gear.
I've got my 8yr old taking lessons now with a private teacher and our focus right now is on getting a full open sound, breathing properly, and building good habits now.
He's been playing 2 months and can play a G below the staff to a G in the staff.
The only talks of range has been to try to work up to a C by December so he can play in a concert with the 6th graders.
1984 Bach Stradivarius Model 37
1984 Yamaha 6335S
1961 Buescher Super Aristrocrat
1939 Holton Model 45 Trumpet
1953 Blessing Standard - Autographed by Chris Botti in 2007
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Interesting thought TrumpetNick. Just yesterday at the gym i met up with a retired Psychologist. A many times published Phd- real sharp, grounded sort. He mentioned his body of work in context of speaking about the myths of IQ's; and that any real significance to be drawn can only be measured in achievement.
I suppose the gifted player has an initial advantage, all things being equal? That's to say, if they work as hard and are as motivated as the Musician that's developed their Chops & Musicianship with time?
He mentioned that genius isn't anymore prone to dysfunction/achievement than that of average intelligence. -Another myth. I gathered his point was nobody's got any excuses of indulgence in one form or another. :) Time's the great equalizer? -Professional sporting being the exception; he motioned, but nevertheless.
What he said made good sense i thought.
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