I was inspired by “Dear Data” to try something. I few years ago I kept a trumpet practice log. At the time things were just miserable, and the logging seemed to only exacerbate things…
After a rocky 2014-2015 season, the company is back on track in a new home.
After 148 consecutive days of practicing, a few things are becoming clearer.
100 consecutive days.
A long-term adventure in fixing my playing.
David Zauder, former trumpet player with the Cleveland Orchestra, was a big help to me at one point in my musical growth. Here’s how.
How often do you hear of someone who is unquestionably the best at what he did? Not only that, but the best for a half-century. Like Michael Jordan winning 50 straight NBA titles or something.
Chuck was my first real trumpet teacher, back in 1978 1974 or so when I was getting ready to audition for college (I got in). The Trumpet Player from hank bargine on Vimeo. Watch to the end, so you can hear him nail the posthorn solo from Mahler’s Third. Beautiful playing.
I took lessons with Jim for four years while at B-W, and while I never became a great trumpet player I still learned quite a bit. This CD is reminding me of some of what I’d forgotten.