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"If it was just up to me, I'd have nothing but trumpet players on my show." - Jackie Gleason
45th reaction: it's a shame
My wife is the same way, and she is exactly correct. I took the advice, that you should always sound like c*** in the practice room to heart, and have used that as my standard.
I was guilty of engaging in ego practice, which isn't practice at all. It is good for maintaining chops and that is about it. The only way to grow in ability is push the limits until they are expanded. As we all have limited practice time (I know I do) I have to work on the stuff that doesn't happen easily, therefore do in fact sound like c*** most of the time.
At one of our gigs she asked me during the break, why don't you sound like that at home? I told her if I did, I wouldn't be playing the gig.
There are always going to people who love the sound of trumpet, and those to whom it sounds like nails on a chalkboard. Maybe it isn't your playing that he has problems with, rather just the sound of a trumpet in general. However it goes, don't let it get to you, if anything now you have the freedom to really expand your abilities.
Your right cause I found myself playing music I don't usually play just to impress him, and wasn't playing important slurs, scales and the basic fundamentals
"There is no message stronger than ignoring and avoiding idiots. Do not comment, do not speak with them, do not criticize or speak evil of them when they are not there. Completely avoid and ignore them."
This is probably the best advice I've ever seen on Trumpetmaster!
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