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've said this before, but one of the best trumpet players at my college was female, and I've known several other top-notch players who were also members of that gender....
Instruments: 1974 Bach Strad 180S-37, standard leadpipe
Late 1960's Bach Strad 239 CML C trumpet
2012 Schilke B5
ACB pocket trumpet (Thanks, Trent!!)
1959 Holton Collegiate trumpet
1942 Conn 80A Victor cornet
Sonora double French horn
Yes, as a guy in my community band, I have experienced sexism (or reverse sexism, if you want to call it that) --- you know the 3rd trumpets finally get a solo in a wonderful piece of music. ON that particular day at practice ole KT here was the only 3rd trumpet player - so I got to play the solo. I DID AN AWESOME JOB (hey it only went from the low Bb to the G on top of the staff) ----- but nonetheless, I was spot on. Then during a break in the practice, the conductor comes up and says '"hey KT, I was thinking that If you aren't too uncomfortable with this, I would like to give the solo to someone else, I mean you did it perfect but" ----so, KT here was thinking with 14 trumpet players in the band, that maybe the conductor wanted the pros (we got like 3 of them in the 1st trumpet section) -- to do the solo. so I agreed!! -- then he says, good, I want to give it to (this chic) -- and KT, instantly thought, what the heck is wrong with you MAN. and the chic, had a few blurbs in the following practice, but hey --- why NOT --so KT encourages her and says -- play from the gut, good air support, have confidence, play it like you mean it and such ------ to which she responded in the concert, and pulled of the solo very elegantly!!!! ---- so yeah, me a guy, can't help but think the CHIC was rewarded and given a solo!!!! but, hey, I am just another guy who plays trumpet -- so maybe my thinking is SEXIST in iteself!!!
1991 King Silver Flair
1953 Olds Super (LA)
1979 King KG1055T (pre UMI) Silver Flair
1940? Olds Ambassador (LA) tenor trombone
I'm not responsible for offending people -- people are responsible for themselves taking offense at me
Baldersash (Whatever that is!). I have a daughter and 2 grand daughters that play trumpet. They never wanted to do any other instrument. All three were, or is, a first chair player in HS. We are southerners.
you could have responded with "I know you are but what am I" ...... well it worked in grade school
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I finished a gig at a wedding reception and was bending over to put my horns in my case when I got my bum pinched from behind. I turned around and there was the bride with her hand on my pride. She said, "I just couldn't resist". I said for another $20 you can pinch the other cheek. She pinched a little more than I bargand for but I walked off with an extra $100 in my pocket. That wasn't the only extra I had in my pocket as I recall. Hows that for reverse sexism.
Schilke B1 & S42 (Bb), Conn 38A Connstellation (Cornet), Bach Strad 183 (Flugel), French Besson Classic (C)
Plus a modest collection of vintage trumpets.
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country." Kurt Vonnegut
"It aint the mouthpiece." W.W.
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