I think that anyone who is thinking of taking lessons from "YBI", should think carefully wether they want to mix with someone who posts attacks on pro musicians like the one in this post.
LEAD TRUMPET PLAYING V. MAYNARD FERGUSON TRUMPET SOLOS TRUMPET FORUM SOUP!
Last edited by Markie; 12-29-2010 at 10:54 AM.
He is the perfect stereotype of a trumpet player. I wonder how bad he must have been while he was in high school >.>
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Let me take a look at this guy's underbelly for a second:
From "EVERYTHING" I've read from Mr. Kurt Thompson, it appears that one or two things are going on.
1)He's simply selling a product and he shocks people with hurtful language and threats to draw attention to the products he's trying to sell.
2) He's an unfortunate victim of rage & bitterness.
Now it's time to LOOK and LISTEN to examples and ask.
Do I hear:
Musicality that I wish to copy? Lyrical sensibility? Beauty? Tenderness?
Anything that would bring an audience to tears?
I think anyone that's not sensory deprived would agree that there's a profound difference between sounding like a angry tea kettle on the trumpet and evoking higher level emotions such as joy, happiness and hope on the trumpet.
Without a doubt, Maynard is the epitome of statospheric playing.
But more than that, when he played, the one emotion that came pouring out of his horn was "Sincere Joy!!", period.
I've only found one other person that exuded as much sincere joy as Maynard and that was Louis.
It was the sincere joy that Maynard was able to convey that made the audiences cry, and those joyful emotions just happen to be expressed through high notes.
Do I hear sincere joy oozing out of Mr. Kurt Thompson's trumpet when he plays or do I hear a angry little tea kettle screaming at me?
If Mr. Kurt Thompson's sound evokes an angry, aggitated emotion, is this something I wish to learn and eventually convey to the audience?
Last edited by Markie; 12-31-2010 at 01:23 PM.
If you follow up on this guys postings on Maynardferguson.com (from where he was banned) and reall the crap he has on his blog, you will see that something just does not click with this guy.
Last edited by fraserhutch; 12-28-2010 at 08:02 PM.
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This thread just encourages clicking into his site - for what benefit to him we don't know - but surely he benefits.
Like feeding trolls, we shouldn't. Don't know what his diagnosis is but he's got one, I promise. No, I am not belittling mental illness - it is real and no joke. But we are not helping him with attention. Better to ignore.
Nothing is more contagious or tenacious than music. Once you are exposed it gets inside you and you can never get rid of it. It is also non-discriminating. It can be Ride of the Valkyries, In a Gadda da Vida, the Jeopardy 15 second thinking tune, your most disliked commercial jingle - it doesn't matter. Once triggered, off you go, like it or not.
This guys does not do "Spirit of St. Frederick" the way Maynard did it - not even close. There was no improvisation that I could hear in the last 65 seconds or so. If Maynard complemented this Kurt guy, it's because Maynard was being gracious. I met Maynard twice - once on his tour bus, because that's the kind of man he was, Gracious! Kurt needs to get over himself.
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