[Trombone-l] Difference?

richard.bartkus at cox.net richard.bartkus at cox.net
Mon Nov 7 09:30:03 CST 2005

I'll 2nd that ! 

One of the bands I work most often with, we NEVER rehearse.  Usually when we get new charts, it's a 10 min run through before sound check.  And that is primarilly to "note check" the parts;  you are expected to execute your written part w/o clams.  That's why I always (well maybe usually) take a pencil and run the parts in my head, marking-up the more intricate lines to help me not step in the holes.

> From: Jeff Albert <jeff at jeffalbert.com>
> Date: 2005/11/07 Mon AM 09:27:21 EST
> To: "Keith Marr" <Mail at gothicway.fsnet.co.uk>
> CC: Trombone-l at server5.samford.edu
> Subject: Re: [Trombone-l] Difference?
> On Nov 7, 2005, at 8:02 AM, Keith Marr wrote:
> >
> >
> > I was going to say that professionals have to sight-read more and  
> > probably get to rehearse less but that's a generalisation based on  
> > what I know.
> >
> > Keith in Bb/F/D
> Actually, that is a pretty accurate indicator.  The civic orchestra  
> (amateur) rehearses the New World Symphony for three months and the  
> pro orchestra gets maybe three rehearsals.
> The amateur big band actually rehearses, and the pros have to walk in  
> and read it.
> Good point.
> Jeff
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