One very important tip for The Comeback Trumpet Player

The Comeback Trumpet PlayerOne very important tip for The Comeback Trumpet Player

Immediately go find some groups to play in and make music. This will keep you motivated to practice and you need to make music, not just practice to really get yourself back into shape and enjoying all aspects of playing the trumpet (music, social, challenge, concentration, etc).

Here’s a few ideas:

1 – Community Bands and Orchestras

2 – Brass Bands

3 – Church groups

4 – Jazz Ensembles

5 – College-sponsored groups

6 – Duets with other trumpet players (5 star tip)

Actually schedule a time each week to play duets. We all need to have ensembles to play and perform in, and a duet is the easiest to organize – it’s just you and your duet partner. Or add a third player to make things even more fun (plus this makes sure you are resting properly by having only two of you play while the third is resting).

Here’s a page on my site for some links to lots of performing options:

http://mphmusic.com/play/

And…

Get that book “The Comeback Trumpet Player”

And if you need a great duet book, look on my site for the 49 Long Lost Arban Duets for Trumpet (…that Arban never wrote!)

Here’s a sample letter you can email to the organizations you find in the directory:

replace “wind ensemble” with orchestra, brass band, church orchestra, etc

Subject line: I am interested in playing trumpet in your wind ensemble.

Message:

Hi,

My name is Mark Hendricks.

I am interested in playing trumpet in your wind ensemble.

Here is where you can see a little about my experience:

http://mphmusic.com/about.htm

(or just include a little about your experience here, if you don’t have a webpage)

Whether it be an extra chair upon occasion, or to fill a current opening, it’s okay with me.

Mark Hendricks
Phone: 987 654 3210  (use your real phone number 🙂 )

That’s it. They will get back to you.

Go forth and let the trumpet sound!!

Mark

 

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