Something I saw in a trumpet group that really resonated with me…
“Music on paper is just a roadmap. That has nothing to do with the actual things you’re producing. That has nothing to do with emotions and affecting people. I hope that’s the reason we’re up here doing this.” -Ambrose Akinmusire
I’ve always felt this way about what, and how, I play. But perhaps for the first time I’ve seen it articulated in words so clearly that it hit the mark perfectly.
I’m going to try to draw on this whenever I’m playing outside of a trumpet section.