Performance and Tuition - Design, Modification and Repair
Jaeger Trumpets, Cornets and Mouthpieces
Please do not attempt any repairs unless you have appropriate technical proficiency
Program facilitator for
Bringing Music back into the Home
With younger students, the technical side of playing is emphasized, simptly to build the chops needed to play the notes. Musicianship is taught with melodic tunes, mainly by rote, to instill how to phrase and how to tell which notes are important in a melody. I've noticed that beginners operate with a kind of binary attitude--playing the right note is all that counts and note connection is a truly novel concept.
For an adult I would emphasize playing tunes over technique. An adult had much more listening experience and they try to get what they hear in their head out the bell. This sort of player awareness is awesome. A dream lesson would be when a student plays reasonably well and then comments, "I don't like the way the notes start."
So yeah, play tunes, and keep in mind that an old trumpet knows the old tunes.
"A tool good enough to be so used and not too good"C.S. Lewis That Hideous Strength
1942 Frank Holton cornet, 1914 Boston cornet.
Hopefully Butch will return. Been over a month. Butch, what part of RVA you from. I'm close and could swing buy and take a look at it for you.
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!
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