Arban's and a book I think is out of print, "Trumpet Quest" by Max Morley.
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!
I know putting Playboy as a necessary book might seem silly but allow me to explain:
The articles about jazz are really informative. I've enjoyed getting informed for more years than I can count. An absolute must see.......errr...read journal!
But seriously, I do have a small picture of a supermodel (tasteful and in a binkini) pasted on my music stand and when I can't find any inspiration, I look at her and it helps. She's been there for years and if I just can't get my head into working on a particular piece, I pretend I'm playing to her.
What's the "so what to this tid bit of info?"
The more I learn about music, the more I'm convinced that without imagination, music is just another noise..
To support my point:
Cut out a small "tasteful" picture of someone very attractive (actress/actor/supermodel/) and clip it on your music stand. When you're standing there not wanting to practice or you just can't get your head in the game, look at your picture and play to it.
Oh, and if you do this simple experiment, you'll thank me.
Last edited by Markie; 01-11-2011 at 04:59 PM.
" clip it on your music stand " … hem … and remove it quickly if your wife is coming ! Seems a good idea, but so dangerous !
Mikel Dupac / Lawler C7-3R-1A + Prana B6S1R
Olds Super Bb 1962 / Carol Brass Dizzy pocket
Conn New Wonder cornet 1917 / Many others...
Music is the healing force of the Universe! A. Ayler
I still think the Colins is best thing aound for lip flexibility exercises.
If your wife is like mine you can just tape a picture of your spouse to the stand! It may sound corny, but I think my wife is a fox! I also really enjoy James Stamp's method book. I find it very helpful when I let my chops get out of shape, or when I have over-worked my chops.
I like your approach to risk/benefit analysis Markie...
Selmer Radial, Bb.
Yamaha YTR4420E, C.
1930 Couesnon cornet
A mind that masters the breath
Creates strength (Lao-Tzu).
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