Doc Severinsen and thoughts on practicing

Note: Suzy and I are back from visiting Suzy’s side of family at a lovely reunion in Minnesota and spending some quality time with my sister.  It is good to be home and Thelonious (the Bengal cat) didn’t trash the house too much. ;o)

We talked at length to Mike, a relative and music major who said that Doc was really serious about practicing. BTW, Doc Severinson was in Seattle last year and Suzy and I got to attend. A stellar musician and humorous fellow, the Doc is reported to have said,

“If you miss one day of practice, you’ll notice. If you miss two days of practice, the band will notice. And if you miss three days of practice, the audience with notice!”

We saw him play a piccolo trumpet which was pretty amazing. But boy did his face get red. His intonation was pretty good considering how high that instrument plays. I have found that the higher an instrument is voiced the harder it can be to keep the notes in tune.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra), and enjoy time with family and friends.
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2 Responses to Doc Severinsen and thoughts on practicing

  1. Lizzie-Beth4Him says:

    Have always liked the Doc!

  2. Pingback: Off the horn 3 days.... - Page 3 - TrumpetMaster

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