Rough seas ahead maties!
Man the top deck, hoist the sails and feed the parrot!
Here's your eyepatch lad for job well done! Arrg! :D
Thanks man, I really appreciate your reviews! Hopefully I can get another recording done soon for that duet!
?? You say it's awful yet you give it a 10.
I can not tell you how glad I am that the interest in wind instruments is not yet dead in the world! Good for you! Not only am I glad of your playing the trumpet, I am glad that you played this piece by ear!!! The skill of playing/transcribing music by ear is becming increasingly rare these days!!!
My complements: from going in between your 1+2-valve A (concert G) and your 1+3-valve D (concert C), great intonation. The third valve of the trumpet is known to be a little off (hence the slide thingee), but your intonation of that open fifth was spot on. I issue a challenge to you--you should find this piece as a solo with accompaniment (or as an ensemble) and play it in a solo competition.
Advice from a fellow brass player: keep on keeping on, hombre. There may be times when the trumpet can seem exasperating or frustrating, but stick to it. I encourage you challenge yourself: I especially encourage (this may sound strange), not to just go through the mechanical fingerings and motions and to play the trumpet, but to add feeling, have fun, and play WITH the trumpet. As you have shown with this recording, you are at the point where you are playing with the instrument--playing for fun. BRAVO!!! Keep at it! I hope to see more good things like this to come!
Awesome! Thanks for the kind review, I really appreciate it! Although I do have to say that I did have some sheet music for this one, but sometimes I will purposely play different notes than are written to give it a little different flavor. And yes I will keep playing. Once again, thanks!