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 on: Today at 09:10 AM 
Started by DrummBone - Last post by bigbandaxes
I would suggest calling the Conn-Selmer (old King factory) in Eastlake Ohio. When I worked there we did repairs on vintage horns all the time.

 on: Today at 09:05 AM 
Started by davdud101 - Last post by Stretch Longarm
Mic Gillette

 on: Today at 08:55 AM 
Started by davdud101 - Last post by Geezerhorn
It depends.

But there is one thing I believe; a great player/instructor can fast-track a student.


 on: Today at 08:38 AM 
Started by davdud101 - Last post by watermailonman
Practice does not make perfect, practice makes permanent.

If you start incorrectly, it takes decades to undo the lost time. Great lessons at the beginning are the best. Even the best teachers have limitations. Sometimes you even have to switch to break the barriers of your mind.

The best lesson I ever got online? One of Charlie Parker's old band mates, road room mates, from his beginnings on the road was interviewed at an elderly age.
What did Charlie Parker's room mate say about life on the road with Charlie Parker, when Charlie was not famous yet?: " Charlie? You never heard a guy practice that slowly in your life!".

Agreed! Had my first four years with a teacher who could not play trombone. He was probably self taught on his instruments. After that I had an hungarian teacher who made me change my full-hand grip on the slide to a looser grip and to practice a lot but as said; practice wrong permanents wrong so most from those years had to be relearned. At the same time I had a trumpet teacher for one year who put the Arban's etudes on my music stand and I had to compete with him on trumpet on the lessons. I learned to read music but the sound and flex and range was bad. The only thing I learned that was worth learning those first six/seven years was to read music and to transpose a lot. All teachers up to now had missed my smile embouchure. Then I got a good teacher who helped me take the step to change the way I produced my sound. Everything was then changed in time. I had to re-learn how to both inhale and exhale, since I had been taught that the stomach should be "tense". One teacher put his fist I'm my stomach and had me push and said this was how to do it. I had to relearn all that as well as a complete change of embouchure. After this I managed to be accepted at the music college and from there articulation, range and quality of tone became better in small steps. I still have lots of things to improve. Things that remind me of where I started. I think it is just until resently I can play something and just think of the music and let it happen.

The right teacher must come along and the student needs to be ready. When you have all in place you need to play with better players. From that point you can observe and improve without a teacher, but it doesn't hurt to get advice from someone you trust. You can be a student all your life if you are that kind of a person.


 on: Today at 08:31 AM 
Started by davdud101 - Last post by robcat2075
The paradox is that many get nowhere WITH teachers. 

I made just basic progress for my first four or five years.  In retrospect I realize that my teachers weren't really teaching, they were monitoring my progress against low public school expectations.

Teaching well is a really tricky thing. My assessment is that most people in teaching should not be.  :/

 on: Today at 08:23 AM 
Started by davdud101 - Last post by davdud101
James Morrison

Wycliffe Gordon (though he sounds like a trombone player playing trumpet)


haha they also fall on the list of 'obvious first-choices'  :D :D
dig a little deeper? Some of the guys playing in big bands and combos maybe?  :/

 Way cool

 on: Today at 08:07 AM 
Started by davdud101 - Last post by harrison.t.reed
I think if you were locked in a room with only recordings and no visuals, even with unlimited practice you wouldn't get far. With videos, you might progress a little further, but you'd still be limited by your speakers.

You can't know what a fortissimo is until you're sitting in a room with someone who can demonstrate a fortissimo.

You might not need formal lessons very much if you are surrounded by really good live music, especially the kind of music you want to play. That alone is worth a lot of lessons.

 on: Today at 08:06 AM 
Started by davdud101 - Last post by elmsandr
James Morrison

Wycliffe Gordon (though he sounds like a trombone player playing trumpet)


 on: Today at 08:01 AM 
Started by Adrianct729 - Last post by GeeSamYouWell
Suppose the teacher is the one with a dead father that was at the time financially supportive of him.

Point is. People should never stop short of doing their best to help others.

Can you tell me where you sent your donation? I'd like to help too.

 on: Today at 07:56 AM 
Started by davdud101 - Last post by Nanook
Practice does not make perfect, practice makes permanent.

Living in a rural area it took me a year to find an instructor...During that time I developed some poor habits, that continue to haunt me to this day.....


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