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Old 09-15-2005, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Underrated Tale of the Trumpet

This instrument not only goes with any genre, it should go in every genre. I don't think i've ever heard a more prolific instrument that I wish I could play, but never will since it leads to some cellular dmage or something.

But seriously folks, why more rock bands havn't used this is beyond me. And let me point out, in case there is confusion. I hate ska, which is probably the reason Brass is looked down on.

My first concious experience was probably CAKE's "The Distance" and I still listen to them constantly, but the love of the trumpet has gone on to surpass all other instruments and takes its place (with me) in the upper echelon of instruments.

Please use this thread to tell the story of your love affair with this magnificent instrument.
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Old 09-16-2005, 05:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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there is a version of Metallica's " harvester of sorrow " by Link 80 you should check out. It re-enforces my belief that every Metal band should have a horn section.
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Old 09-16-2005, 04:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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MU330's version of Motorbreath from "Metalliska" was kinda solid, which makes me think if ska bands got a clue they might be ok.
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Please use this thread to tell the story of your love affair with this magnificent instrument.
There is no instrument more melancholic or uplifting than the trumpet.
It can raise the hairs on the back of my neck, make me feel profoundly sad or give me an amphetamine rush.
The sound of a blaring trumpet effects my emotions in a way that no other instrument can.

'I've Been Loving You Too Long' - Otis Redding is a case in point. Those short trumpet blasts coupled with his voice...breaks my heart everytime.

RainDog - I would gladly risk cellular damage to be able to play this instrument
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Old 09-20-2005, 09:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The trumpet used to get the respect it deserves back in the day, when guys like Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong were celebrities.

Unfortunately, times have changed, people are getting more narrow-minded, and the trumpet's popularity has gone downhill... *sighs, puts on West End Blues*
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Old 09-22-2005, 07:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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touch and go had a pretty good trumpet song I think it was called "would you"
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I don't think i've ever heard a more prolific instrument that I wish I could play, but never will since it leads to some cellular dmage or something.
What kind of cellular damage does it lead to?

Another great thing about the instrument is that trumpet players seemed to get first priority when it came to leading jazz bands (Miles Davis/Louis Armstrong etc. etc.). Why was this? Was it the piercing war cry of the trumpet which knocked the other players into submission? Did they realise that pianists were shy and saxophonists high so the only lead option they had was the trumpet man? And the trumpet being as hard as it is to play, he wasn't going to storm off down some melodic alleyway where the others couldn't follow. Who knows?

But we can be sure that the trumpet rocks (and jazzes) and that the great trumpeters of yesteryears would be turning in their graves if they could hear the way some ska bands use their brass section!
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^It didn't get priority, they wouldn't say "Louis gets to be band leader because he plays trumpet," they'd say, "Louis gets to be band leader because he is a better musician and more capable of being a band leader," it didn't really have anything to do with what instrument you played. Most of Miles Davis's band members became band leaders themselves, with trumpet players under them.
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Yeah coltrane, who I think is too slick and over produced landed a lead gig, and usually I think Pianists take the lead with jazz bands most of the time.

One thing every musician should know, especially the ones about to pick up a guitar and ask to learn how to play is this: If the instrument you play can be found on every street corner in america, you'd better be the best there is, or bring it to somewhere its never gone. Otherwise, prepare of relative obscurity.
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^It didn't get priority, they wouldn't say "Louis gets to be band leader because he plays trumpet," they'd say, "Louis gets to be band leader because he is a better musician and more capable of being a band leader," it didn't really have anything to do with what instrument you played. Most of Miles Davis's band members became band leaders themselves, with trumpet players under them.
Yeah you're right of course, I was just rambling for no good reason. My question remains though - what kind of cellular damage does trumpet playing lead to? I play the harmonica, does this lead to cellular damage?

Isn't all damage to the human body cellular (apart from tooth enamel damage)?
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