The Rules: Part 1

In episode 20 of The Open Bell, we offered The Rules: Part 1. So that you always have them handy, here they are.

  1. Obey the Rules!
  2. If It Doesn’t Sound Good, No One Cares.
  3. It’s not about the Trumpet
  4. Free your mind, and your chops will follow. 
  5. A cornet is not a trumpet. (But it should be)
  6. Mouthpieces will be clocked and cleaned. 
  7. Daily Practice is non-negotiable. 
  8. Excellence isn’t pie, there is plenty for everyone.
  9. If the Clarke Book is Open, the Metronome is ON!
  10. Warming Up Is For The Weak and Insecure. 
  11. It isn’t the mouthpiece, it’s you.
  12. Consider the source. 
  13. My part is not your problem. 
  14. Wear A Tie.
  15. Breathing is so easy, even a sleeping baby can do it. 
  16. The word is Embouchure not Armbouchure. 
  17. It doesn’t get easier, you just play better.
  18. No complaining about your range unless you practice range every day.
  19. Good teaching is more than just good modeling. 
  20. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. 
  21. Endurance only matters if you want to make it to the end.
  22. Early is on time. On time is late. Late is unemployed. 
  23. High notes don’t get better by showering them with hope. 
  24. If every group you’re in has problems, what do they all have in common? 
  25. The Trumpet is God’s Instrument. 

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