I feel more frustrated now , as well as more happy when I get it right .. The rate of progress between then and now isn't even close Between the additional information available on-line (trumpet masters, youtube , blogs )and the wisdom borne of age and past mistakes, it's defiantly more enjoyable and fulfilling to stumble down this path of expression.
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Two suggestions for you:
1) If you're getting into jazz, and want to practice and have fun, check the Jamie Aebersold books. They're great!
2) If you're looking to play out, seek out a community band. Also, to get up on your jazz/funk chops, look for some open mic/jam nights.
CURRENT HORNS & MOUTHPIECE
Primary Horn: Kanstul Bass Trumpet (scratch brush finish w/ lacquer)
Secondary Horn: Schiller Bass Trumpet (nickel plated)
Mouthpiece: Giddings & Webster "Chubasco"
Yamaha Silent Brass w/ flugel horn pickup mute
Moog Moogerfoogers: MF101/MF102/MF107/MF104Z
Controllers: Moog MP-201 Multi Pedal
Way to go Turtle! That thing is evil.Here are a few things I've "given up" recently for music ....
a. Watching television (I haven't watched any TV for 10 years now, only a select few sporting events and a few serieses (?) on DVD). Truckloads of time become available without this device in your life.
Key to all happiness...enjoy the here and now
Selmer Radial, Bb.
Yamaha YTR4420E, C.
1930 Couesnon cornet
A mind that masters the breath
Creates strength (Lao-Tzu).
After four pages of posts the OP hasn't respnded. So before I spend time offering some helpful ideas, OP are you still there?
Bob Grier, An Old Pro
Web Cam trumpet & jazz improvisation lessons
Lost his motivation?
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!
TV is sucking me back in ........ () ....... I've stopped watching movies as well, they're so ... juvenile .... these days, unless you're into comic books. Notice how the best actors are drifting into television? They've been doing that for a while for two reasons; 1. Producers recently cut their (ridiculous) multi-million dollar salaries recently to .... well, a whopping amount less (poor stars ... boo hoo). And, 2. The best writing is now on TV ... again, unless you just can't get enough of those comic book super heroes (Go Batman!). Most of it is just a waste of time ....... get back to the shed and practice. Your inspiration will come back.
Trumpets are for extroverts - Lee Morgan
I watch TV (usually a comedy show or History Channel) after I practice, to wind down before I go to bed. I don't see TV as a detriment to inspiration - it's more of a competitor for your time. For me, inspiration comes from goals - the desire to be a better player and/or playing with various groups with performance and rehearsal schedules.
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