• Learning how to play a trumpet by myself. Advice please?

    I would like to learn how to play a trumpet. I was in a band before ( I played the tenor horn for 5 years, Trumpet and french horn for a few months.) but it was during the 2008 - 2013 period. Is it possible for me to be self taught? I tried playing today as I bought a trumpet already. I was able to play (C scale,... show more
    I would like to learn how to play a trumpet. I was in a band before ( I played the tenor horn for 5 years, Trumpet and french horn for a few months.) but it was during the 2008 - 2013 period. Is it possible for me to be self taught? I tried playing today as I bought a trumpet already. I was able to play (C scale, Do to La. For Ti and Do i struggled abit.) I can't really recall playing the trumpet and french horn but i still remember how to play the tenor horn. Thank you for your advice and have a nice day!
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Your favorite Latin jazz artists?

    Best answer: Here are some: Irakere Alegre All Stars Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra (late 40s) Egberto Gismonti Gato Barbieri (circa "Latino America") Miguel Zenón Sales de Baño (band from Argentina) I like a lot of them, though, including everybody you listed except for Jim Self, whom I've never heard of. Guess... show more
    Best answer: Here are some:
    Irakere
    Alegre All Stars
    Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra (late 40s)
    Egberto Gismonti
    Gato Barbieri (circa "Latino America")
    Miguel Zenón
    Sales de Baño (band from Argentina)

    I like a lot of them, though, including everybody you listed except for Jim Self, whom I've never heard of. Guess I'll have to check him out...
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Am I the only person who thinks Sammy Davis Jr. was a better singer than Frank Sinatra?

    Best answer: Sinatra's style influenced Sammy. Like Judy Garland, Davis started in vaudeville as a very young child. IMO Garland would turn out to be the greatest entertainer of all time. Sing, Act, Dance all around performing. When she sang by time she was through, made you believe you could get up and do it as well. That... show more
    Best answer: Sinatra's style influenced Sammy.

    Like Judy Garland, Davis started in vaudeville as a very young child. IMO Garland would turn out to be the greatest entertainer of all time. Sing, Act, Dance all around performing. When she sang by time she was through, made you believe you could get up and do it as well. That is a performer.

    Garland started out singing where Davis could hoof. Sinatra had his style and Davis developed his own. Frank was more grounded and sculptured as a singer, his pipes were fine tuned and yes his phrasing was phenomenal. I will say that Sammy was a more emotional singer, He could make you cry hearing What Kind Of Fool Am I.

    Everybody will have their favorites and the era they came out of there was plenty of competition. Who is to say who is better. Sinatra wasn't the only great singer out of Hoboken, New Jersey. Try listening to Jimmy Roselli. Sinatra and his wrecking crew had all of his records removed out of every juke box in Jersey. You know damn well he was good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ALQtEFf...

    And on the Italian songs that Sinatra did very few of Roselli would have blown Frank right off the stage. I mean what a voice and talk about having the Pipes! He had what John D. was talking about, That "Operatic Sense". An explosive one with a Neapolitan swagger to boot and his phrasing was also phenomenal.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrUsEs00...
    8 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • I have progression with Emin7(9)-Gmaj7-A(9)-Bmin7. I usually have problems writing the basslines. Any tips?

    Best answer: Keep it simple and rhythmic. Use mostly roots, thirds and fifths. This should give you a strong and simple line that you can embellish with other notes as necessary to fill in the gaps.
    Best answer: Keep it simple and rhythmic. Use mostly roots, thirds and fifths. This should give you a strong and simple line that you can embellish with other notes as necessary to fill in the gaps.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What’s your favorite all time song?

    29 answers · 2 months ago
  • How come Fats Waller, famous jazz pianist, would make all these goofy faces in pictures?

    Best answer: Most of these still shots were taken by the studio from the characters he played of the three films he was in. But reality is Fats had a great personality and enjoyed his success and he expressed it. Sad he had to fight the courts to buy a home in a restrictive area of Queens, NY who didn't want blacks in the... show more
    Best answer: Most of these still shots were taken by the studio from the characters he played of the three films he was in. But reality is Fats had a great personality and enjoyed his success and he expressed it. Sad he had to fight the courts to buy a home in a restrictive area of Queens, NY who didn't want blacks in the neighborhood. He won and was the first black to buy in that section opening the door for others to follow as Count Basie, Miss Ella..etc.

    I'd be smiling making some faces too. Talent and warmth, Fats was a Gem.

    Europe welcomed these artists with open arms, too bad here that thousands of fans flocked to see them perform but never thought they were good enough to live next door to them, drink out of the same drinking fountain or eat in the same restaurants. Thank God for change and finally the respect they deserved.
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • What are songs from the 50s/60s that originated in the 1920s/30s?

    Do you know of any songs from the 50s/60s that we’re remakes of songs from the 20s or 30s? Like doo woo songs that maybe came from traditional jazz songs?
    Do you know of any songs from the 50s/60s that we’re remakes of songs from the 20s or 30s? Like doo woo songs that maybe came from traditional jazz songs?
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • Can someone translate this music sheet into trumpet letter notes?

    I can't understand music sheets, but I'm one hell of a trumpet player. My trumpet is in Bb. I want to play Chet Baker's Almost Blue trumpet solo. B, B, B, C, E, B, E, B, A is what I heard by ear. I'm unsure if it's right though. Can someone help me? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MppaX5A9tII show more
    I can't understand music sheets, but I'm one hell of a trumpet player. My trumpet is in Bb. I want to play Chet Baker's Almost Blue trumpet solo. B, B, B, C, E, B, E, B, A is what I heard by ear. I'm unsure if it's right though. Can someone help me? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MppaX5A9...
    4 answers · 4 months ago
  • Who was the king of jazz?

    Best answer: The one and only Louie Armstrong aka Satchmo or Pops. No one else compares.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2TUlUwa...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKndGinF...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8GjJD82...
    Best answer: The one and only Louie Armstrong aka Satchmo or Pops. No one else compares.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2TUlUwa...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKndGinF...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8GjJD82...
    8 answers · 4 months ago
  • Which is better, Country Music or Jazz Music?

    Best answer: It is not a question of better. Jazz is a more innovative type of music which says more through its structure and the quality of the musicianship of its soloists. The leads can be very long in jazz but not in country which relies more on the lyrics and message of the lyrics. Jazz musicians might improper vise on an... show more
    Best answer: It is not a question of better. Jazz is a more innovative type of music which says more through its structure and the quality of the musicianship of its soloists. The leads can be very long in jazz but not in country which relies more on the lyrics and message of the lyrics. Jazz musicians might improper vise on an existing song which might at times even be a country song so that complicates things right there. I have listened to more jazz than country but that is my taste ti is not a refection on the quality of good or the best of country music so my taste is for jazz because I listen to the music more than the lyrics. But I still recognize there are some great country singers and pickers.
    13 answers · 4 months ago
  • Is Art "Blakey" pronounced "Blay-kee" or "blak-ee"?

    Best answer: It's pronounced Blay-kee.

    Think "On the Buses", rather than "Love Thy Neighbour".
    Best answer: It's pronounced Blay-kee.

    Think "On the Buses", rather than "Love Thy Neighbour".
    4 answers · 4 months ago
  • Does handball hurt your hand?

    Best answer: yup
    Best answer: yup
    4 answers · 4 months ago
  • Which jazz pianist do you prefer: Oscar Peterson or Thelonious Monk?

    Best answer: Peterson's music is more . . um. . . I want to say 'conventional'. It's more 'accessible' to someone who doesn't listen to jazz a lot. Thelonious Monk was an incredible musician but I think there are times his music is 'over my head'.
    Best answer: Peterson's music is more . . um. . . I want to say 'conventional'. It's more 'accessible' to someone who doesn't listen to jazz a lot. Thelonious Monk was an incredible musician but I think there are times his music is 'over my head'.
    5 answers · 4 months ago