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Bud Herseth: Stronger than he looked?



 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:12 pm    Post subject: Bud Herseth: Stronger than he looked? Reply with quote

I need to know:


Is it true that Bud Herseth did one-arm pushups between Mahler recording sessions??

Please advise.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, that's just a humorous story. The story that is true, and just amazes me, is that when he was in top shape he could play the entire Top Tones book in one sitting with thirty seconds of rest between each etude. This impresses me more than one armed push-ups!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tim_wolf wrote:
No, that's just a humorous story. The story that is true, and just amazes me, is that when he was in top shape he could play the entire Top Tones book in one sitting with thirty seconds of rest between each etude. This impresses me more than one armed push-ups!


Wow! Just compare the number of people who can do one arm push ups vs the afore top tones feat, and i think statistics will prove you right lol.

I also heard Bill Adam used to play through the entire charlier book without taking the mouthpiece from his lips to test his endurance, but i can't verify.

Bud was a stud!, RIP
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roccotrumpetsiffredi wrote:

I also heard Bill Adam used to play through the entire charlier book without taking the mouthpiece from his lips to test his endurance, but i can't verify.


I've also heard this many times although I never confirmed it with Mr. Adam. Either way, those two men were giants.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Herseth had great range as well. According to a former colleague of mine who studied with him, Herseth could play a double C.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stories, what a guy! RIP
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once heard that Herseth could do 405lb deadlifts holding the bar with one hand while simultaneously playing Brandenburg 2 on a large bore Bb in the other hand. That's just what I heard.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trumpetmandan wrote:
I once heard that Herseth could do 405lb deadlifts holding the bar with one hand while simultaneously playing Brandenburg 2 on a large bore Bb in the other hand. That's just what I heard.


In the version I heard, he was playing a Wild Thing.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So do I. At least we have something in common.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about Bud, but I personally witnessed Doc Severinsen do 20 push ups (albeit regular ones...), grab his horn and head on stage for a show. This was about a dozen years ago, so he would've been 80.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JetJaguar wrote:
trumpetmandan wrote:
I once heard that Herseth could do 405lb deadlifts holding the bar with one hand while simultaneously playing Brandenburg 2 on a large bore Bb in the other hand. That's just what I heard.


In the version I heard, he was playing a Wild Thing.


Sorry guys, you're both wrong, it was a Mount Vernon Bach bass trumpet.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was also good at 12oz curls
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Billy B wrote:
He was also good at 12oz curls


Now THOSE I can do!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bud's strength was his efficiency.
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