I Want A Freaking Trumpet...!

Discussion in 'What's left to Talk About?' started by Poodlesrule, May 15, 2019.

  1. Poodlesrule

    Poodlesrule Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Messages:
    5,443
    Likes Received:
    3,315
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    East of Eastern MA
    Which one? The one with 40% hearing loss or the one with 70%?

    I once read that aging jazz players have, or had, a tendency to play in higher register on account of failing hearing.
     
    PsychoCid likes this.
  2. JeffBeck

    JeffBeck Baldy McBaldhead Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    14,866
    Likes Received:
    12,960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Back in KY.
    Pretty much the same story for me. Played for years, put it away, tried again...no joy. My lips ain't what they used to be.
     
  3. kirobhan

    kirobhan Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    2,156
    Likes Received:
    2,522
    Trophy Points:
    113
    My great grandpa was a trumpeter. I met him once when I was about 8, a year before he passed. He had played in the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra before moving to California to play for Hollywood and finally teach (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stamp).

    He wrote a warm up instructional book that looks like can still be available for purchase: https://www.editions-bim.com/sheet-.../james-stamp-warm-ups-and-studies-for-trumpet

    Here is a video someone posted to YouTube that I found a few years back where he is demonstrating warm up practices.
     

  4. Poodlesrule

    Poodlesrule Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Messages:
    5,443
    Likes Received:
    3,315
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    East of Eastern MA
    @kirobhan, this is great, I will think of him when picking up my instrument to practice, virtual zen master helping me across the Time.
     
    kirobhan likes this.
  5. dspellman

    dspellman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Messages:
    6,136
    Likes Received:
    4,300
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Friend of mine played a pocket coronet along with his collection of jazz records. With the windows open, you could hear him up and down the street. And he was good. When it was my turn, I was handed a sax (alto, which was quickly converted into a tenor), and I played that quite a while. Kept me from having to hoist the bass drum in the marching band, but I still got to go on the raucous trips.
     
  6. JeffBeck

    JeffBeck Baldy McBaldhead Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    14,866
    Likes Received:
    12,960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Back in KY.
    Word. Band trips were damn near big old, rolling orgies and the girls outnumbered the boys by a significant margin. I can't believe the shite we got away with on band trips.
     
  7. PsychoCid

    PsychoCid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Messages:
    23,575
    Likes Received:
    16,703
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    SoCal
    Growing up in drama and musical theater, the girls were fond of playing pass the boyfriend.
     
  8. toomanycats

    toomanycats Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2014
    Messages:
    7,850
    Likes Received:
    17,765
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    North Carolina
    A trumpet ranges between 80 and 110 decibels. The average human pain threshold is 110 decibels.

    maxresdefault.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2019
    CyFan4036, kirobhan and PsychoCid like this.
  9. Poodlesrule

    Poodlesrule Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Messages:
    5,443
    Likes Received:
    3,315
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    East of Eastern MA
    I have redneck neighbors partying late, in front of a bonfire, so, I will practice my best bugle call at around 4 a.m!
     
  10. PsychoCid

    PsychoCid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Messages:
    23,575
    Likes Received:
    16,703
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    SoCal
    Play some Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy from Company B
     
  11. Poodlesrule

    Poodlesrule Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Messages:
    5,443
    Likes Received:
    3,315
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    East of Eastern MA
    So, you say embouchure..?
    NTD here!

    Learning embouchure is fun, controlling parts of your body in ways you did not think off before.
    Plenty of beginner exercises one can do during the day, without the need for the instrument.
     

Share This Page