You can't blow it if you haven't lived it.
"Even if I could play like Wynton Marsalis, I wouldn't play like Wynton Marsalis."
Martin Committee (1956)
Connstellation 38B (1959)
LA Benge 3X (1970s)
Hans Hoyer G-10 Geyer Horn
There is a really good trumpet player in our school.
He got Distintion in Trinity College ATCL diploma on trumpet.
And he works hard for it. Every single day I always see him in the music department music rooms practicing everyday in the early morning. I was amazed. That's where the success come from
Amateur Historian on Rudy Muck & Holton
B&S Challenger I Mod.3137-L Trumpet
Arno Windisch Silver Deluxe Rotary Trumpet
Hermann Ganter G7aSN Rotary Trumpet
C.G.CONN Connstellation 28A
Old German Band Rotary Cornet
Holton Collegiate 503 Cornet
1950s Symphony Rotary Trumpet (Bohm&Meinl??!?)
and tonnes of trumpets/cornets/flugels and morse keys....
Olds Studio trumpet
Olds Special trumpet
Yamaha YFH-731 flugelhorn
Dillon Bb pocket trumpet
Selmer Bundy tenor trombone
Casio CTK-518 keyboard
"If it was just up to me, I'd have nothing but trumpet players on my show." - Jackie Gleason
Thank you for the replies, I am actually pondering if I should find a new teacher or not. My friend recommend his teacher and I might try a lesson with him, and I completely agree that I may need a embouchure change.
A- Someone has to sit in the last chair (been there). B- Reading and technique are required elements to playing professionally (not a requirement in some bands ). C- How old are you and how long you been playing?
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!
The first chair tends to be a stressful location. You should be setting the standards to the section, so you have to have what it takes to gain their respect, and even when gained, someone down the line is going to challenge you for the chair. Luckily I had a cast iron stomach so the position did't get me ulcers.
I must admit though, having the first chair position in the Colorado State Statesman Bigband was a totally stress free position. The section was well knit, we had a blast and much fun together, and at greater than 5,000 feet, you really got a head buzz playing notes above the high C.
What's wrong with 2nd and 3rd chair? If everyone in the band played lead it would suck, someone's gotta keep wind in the sails
Mainly a 1958 Holton B47 Symphony for band
and a Bach cr310 for Brass band
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