Joined: 04 Oct 2015 Posts: 474 Location: South Carolina
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:16 am Post subject:
When you post yourself on line, you get compared to trumpet greats like Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval and Maynard Ferguson. Very few people in history can stand up to that kind of comparison.
However, compared to mere mortals like me, you sound very good indeed. I like the sound of your playing. I also liked your scoops. I just recently began listening to jazz and I've started to work on that technique, but you are farther along than I am.
Besides your playing, to post this in English and do such a good job on creating the video is very impressive.
And just because this site has a lot of trumpet geeks, it would be nice if you posted what kind of trumpet and mouthpiece you are using - we always ask.
Congratulations. Keep up the good work.
Grits _________________ Bach Stradivarius 37 (1971)
Schilke HC 1
King Master Cornet (1945)
B&S 3145 Challenger I Series Flugelhorn
A bunch of mouthpieces, none of which are the right feel, size, depth or sound - except for my Curry 3FLD.
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Joined: 23 Mar 2003 Posts: 2378 Location: Texas, by way of Germany and Hawaii
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:14 am Post subject:
Kudos on producing a nice video. Well done.
Regarding your playing, you have a pleasing tone and appropriate technique. So you're on the right track.
But as to playing jazz, in particular Mile Davis, there's a distinct lack of Miles' swing, tone and phrasing. This is not meant to be harsh, it does take nerve to post your playing on the internet, but you need to continue listening to recordings, loosen up and maybe (don't know your exact situation) to play and learn, from other more advanced players. Playing with other, better, players is crucial. Remember always, that first an foremost, jazz is a aural art.
Great work. It's only a never-ending pursuit, hah, hah.
(By the way, but I personally consider those scoops as old-fashioned and cliché - I personally wouldn't use them, but of course that's personal.) _________________ You can't blow it if you haven't lived it.
"Even if I could play like Wynton Marsalis, I wouldn't play like Wynton Marsalis."
Martin Committee (1956)
Connstellation 38B (1959)
Hans Hoyer G10 French Horn
Thanks for your comments! It is very important for me. Especially criticism.
I do not compare myself with the great trumpeters who are replaying. I just want to convey their music not only for jazz musicians but also for ordinary people. And also I decided to upload my videos in the hope of getting useful jazz lessons from trumpeters from around the world. _________________ Shilke X3 - Denis Wick 5E - Schilke 10B4
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