So the neighbor is practicing a trumpet next door. Nice, round, classical tone, obviously reads notes, flies through some sixteenth note passages. Obviously an adult. Some timing issues that I wouldn’t let slide, but I guess it’s just practice.
The one thing I’ve noticed about neighbors who practice instruments (this goes for piano kid across the way as well) is that they’re not very committed to the Major scale. I mean, they do them to warm up, and the first time, they’ll be right, but they’ll miss different notes on the way up or down. So it goes “do, re, mi, fley, schmoo, lech….” Oh my god, stop playing! I think. But no, they keep going up and down, up and down, sometimes in the scale, sometimes out of key, doesn’t matter, they keep going.
Is it some odd eastern pedagogy that I don’t know about to play the wrong notes in a scale? Are they not conditioned to the Major scale, to the point where missing an interval is irritating? Are they trying to make that sound? Do they not hear themselves and think “that is not music?”