Trumpet Discussion Discuss THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW THAT MAKE YOU A BETTER PLAYER! in the General forums; Originally Posted by schilke b6
In performance have a really bad memory........if you miss something, forget it right ...
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Great story! I saw Doc plaster a wrong loud high thing all over the front row of the audience.......I watched as he just took another breath and nailed the next lick. He'd completely let go of the mistake and just burned the next phrase.........and I said, "hmmm, clue phone ringing!!"
Originally Posted by schilke b6
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Isn't that the truth.
Originally Posted by Trompetvrouw
I guess what I can add is...when you listen to trumpet music, or music with trumpet in it...don't focus only on the trumpet part. Go in stages...first, just listen to the song...then, pick a section...listen to that, see how the parts fit and flow within that section...move on to the next and the next until you run out of sections. Then, listen to individual instruments....see how they balance and blend with the rest of the song.
Don't just stick a Cd in the CD player and idly listen to it....really listen to it and you'll start to develop a sense of balance within a section, and a sense of sound that you like. It also helps to develop the way you portray emotion through the music....and gives you a chance to really think about how you're part or your instrument's part really fits in with everything else to make it sound do good.
I hope that made sense...
Understand the difference between playing an instrument and making music with it.
Listen - to yourself, to music, to everyone else in whichever group you are playing in, to life itself - listen, don't hear.
Treat every note like a good story - it should have a beginning middle and end - if any of these are not up to par, the note will not be as great as it could be.
Blow in small end, noise comes out of the big end
Lara- That made lots of sense to me... Active vs passive listening. Certain musics demand more active listening than passive; certain cicumstances listening will be more active or more passive.
Now, to play teacher for a moment: how can you apply those levels of listening from a performer's perspective?
Yeah...I've seen times where it's much easier to be hypercritical and leave the room feeling terrible. I ahould monitor that, too.
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[quote="Trompetvrouw"][quote="tpter1"][quote="Billy B"]Be kind to
Yep, yep, yep Billy B and Tpter1......that is how the thinking should go. Always thinking positively about the improvement you want to make and moving forward instead of "criticizing" yourself and lingering on the negative. Easier said than done sometimes, eh?[/quote]
that is my problem, i know that getting frustrated and angry at self is counterproductive, but when i have fix the same thing a few days in a row
a lot of what is above are similar to what my counselor suggested. she describes it as the balancing act between demanding and running self down. also need to leave perfectionism in the practice room once out of there it is ok to mess up
Be more concerned with making music than playing the right notes/dynamics. If you're making beautiful music, then what more is there? The notes on the page are the script, but the script doesn't make the play: the actor's passion does.
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