Something had given me quite a slap on the face recently.
I made it mean that I am not a considerate neighbour, being foolish, and I felt terrible.
What happened? A notice was written and posted at the ground floor level. In caps, with red pen.
“ALAT MUZIK BISING. AWAL SUBUH DAN LEWAT MALAM”
Now I see that closing all doors and windows is not enough to stop my trumpet sound travelling outside the apartment.
I take what happened is a breakdown towards both of my possibilities- the possibility of bringing peace to people (certainly people were not peaceful when they can hear my trumpet playing) and the possibility of being a trumpet player (my schedule can be disrupted here).
I put it aside first, and I am thinking of what are ways to restore this.
Should I get up really early and practice my trumpet in the office instead? That’s one option.
Should I just play my trumpet using the cup mute to mute the sound? That’s another option.
I inquired my trumpet tutor about this, and he gave me green light on using the mute.
It won’t affect my practice quality, and it will keep the neighbours happy.