My impatience is my "demon". I am some what ignorant when it comes to taking advice.
Ussally if I don't like it I just ignore it. I was always looking for ways to improve "anything" That had to do with trumpet playing when my teacher was right their telling me what to do. I had no clue what made me realize this was going on ,but Im slowly coming around. Wish I would have realized this earlier ,but owell I can only get better from here.
"Pinch harder and use less are I guarantee the high notes will come out."
I can stand up and play a concerto with an orchestra in front of a large audience without any problems but as soon as anyone points a microphone at me I go to pieces!
3) the fracs. ex. playing a G oops Bb. (only above the bar line)
1) Endurance. Always been my biggest problem.
2) Range. As a comeback player, 48 years old, and now working through a total embrouchure change with my teacher, its been a tremendous struggle.
3) Damn those tricky, awkward fingering needed, difficult articulated passages.
4) The grey matter between my own two ears. Probably causes me more playing problems than anything else.
blowing entrances after long rests because I am not hearing the starting pitch before I play it.
Nerves, and like HSO, single tonguing and where to place the tongue. Its been lazy for a while, and through about a month and a half of lessons its become clean, but now its a manner of making it as consistent as possible. Another demon I had was gaining confidence in my playing and realizing I didn't suck, once I got over the confidence issue, my playing got much better, stronger, and in the process i've found "my" sound!
1970 Bach Stradivarius 37
1970s Buescher Aristocrat-student horn
2012 Dynasty Professional Marching Trumpet
Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps-'11, '12
Why G bugles need to come back to DCI
Honda Fourtrax 300 4x4 2002
Honda Fourtrax 300 2x4 1998
Polaris Indy 500 1998
Polaris 550 2-up 2007
Polaris 800 XCR 1999 with custom suspension
nerves and confidence. when the nerves kick in my tone and endurance just go away.
formerly known as old geezer Dave
Chicago Benge 33XX
Blessing 1580 [ Powell modified ]
Getzen 800s ml Cornet P02819
Yam. 231 Fl. 15383
King Master Cornet 295628
assorted other horns
Comfort. When I have practiced a piece and can play it well, I get to comfortable with it and let my mind wander, usually during a performance.
Ohh...lots of people here.
She is cute.
Man, do I sound good in here.
Then all of a sudden reality comes knocking and knock me back a peg or two.
Man do I hate that.
Olds Ambassador(only one left, need more)
King Silver Flair - main horn
Amatuers practice till they get it right, Professionals practice till they can't get it wrong.
Consistency. Every day feels different. Even though I play the same routine every day I never really really know how it's going to go. This comes from too much reading then thinking and ultimately changing pedagogy. I can't just stick with something because after a few weeks of something new feeling good...it doesn't anymore. I have stuck with my current approach to playing for a few months now and I think I hit it. On with progress!
Other than that:
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King 600 (first horn)
Taylor Chicago 46 VR (my baby)
"Trumpet playing isn't rocket science...because we know how to make rockets."
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