Trumpet Dynamics

Posts by JamesNewcomb

“What’s All the Fuss?” asked One of Our Podcast Guests

One of our previous guests of the podcast caught wind of all the hub-bub from “Clickbait Gate” and asked Mandy what in the world is going on. In typical wordsmith fashion, Mandy nailed it on the head. “The fuss was that we have a FB Group, and we posted a podcast episode there. The interview…

Trumpet is Not a Black Tie Affair

Last week, I was told by one of my critics about the “click-baitgate” scandal that the issue wasn’t about the old guy who made a comment that appeared to be out of line – even though it was proven it wasn’t out of line at all – but it was my reaction to the person…

Music: should it be your career or hobby? (Bob Wagner, Guest Author)

Bob Wagner is a professional trumpeter, blogger and speaker based in Philadelphia. You can find him on the web at bob-wagner.com.   Do you play an instrument and love it?   Do you also have marketable skills and interests in traditional “career track” areas (Science, Math, Accounting, Business)   Are you trying to figure out…

An Unrealistic Profession

“My son Josh wanted to be a musician at his career day when he was in high school. He was told that being a musician was an unrealistic profession. How would you advise your child if they were in this situation?” I came across this in a Facebook post this morning. It intrigued me, so…