With A Little Help From My Friends Competition Winner!

The time limit for our contest has past and with great pleasure I introduce you to the first place winner; Mr. Aaron Frish from Winnsboro, South Carolina.

His suggestion on how to memorize music was the winning entry and for his submission, he has selected ten arrangements, of his choice, free of charge worth $113.50! Not bad for a few minutes effort…….

Please read his entry (reprinted by permission) and we all thank him for entering our contest.

“I have been playing the trumpet for seven years now, and I love it. I saw your contest, and I wanted to share something that I have discovered. I have found that while memorizing music, it is much easier to memorize the feel of the piece rather than the notes.

Instead of taking the time to memorize all of the notes, I find it easier to memorize how it feels to play the song. This is the technique that I use to memorize all of my music, and it seems to work.
Another method that I had found for memorizing music is to picture the music in your mind. With this method, I simply think of what the music actually looks like. At that point, it helps me remember the individual notes”.

Thank you Arron and we wish you the very best in your advancement in the trumpet world.

Bruce was a member of the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, School of Music in Cedar Falls from 1969 until his retirement in 1999. He has performed with many well-known entertainers such as Bob Hope, Jim Nabors, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Anita Bryant, Carman Cavalara, Victor Borgie, the Four Freshman, Blackstone the Magician, Bobby Vinton and John Davidson.