No one ever posts the question "Classical Style" or "How do I play classical music?".
But we regularly get the question "How do I play jazz music?".
That's okay. But I think we keep asking the "jazz" question, because some of us hope there's a secret to playing jazz. Maybe it's "listening" or finding your "internal pulse". Or maybe it's something else. But if we can just figure out that one all-important secret, we'll know how to play jazz.
Of course, in reality, there are many things we can do (or should do) to learn to play jazz.
Bach Stradivarius 43* (1974), Bach 3C Mouthpiece.
Getzen 896 Eterna Flugelhorn (1974), Curry 3FL Mouthpiece.
Plus a few other Bach, Getzen, Olds, Carol, and Besson horns.
I believe, regardless of genre, that as musicians we try to externalize the sounds in our head. Part of that is technique, and part is style. Style involves knowing history and, uhh, listening.
"A tool good enough to be so used and not too good"C.S. Lewis That Hideous Strength
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