Doubling on another band instrument

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RichJ, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. brassplayer

    brassplayer Pianissimo User

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    That's exactly the route I took. I started on trumpet in grade school and then started learning double bass when I got to high school.

    I had pretty good luck switching back and forth between trumpet and tuba, and was going to recommend that. However, kudos to your son for wanting to try out a whole new instrumental family.
     
  2. Bizsmom

    Bizsmom New Friend

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    Awesome! What a cool second instrument! I played trumpet, horn, and euphonium without any great difficulty...but if I'd had it to do over again, I would've done just what he did! Bass is SO cool.
     
  3. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

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    Piano or drums. Like Trickg says, drums will give anybody a powerful rhythmical sense that will trickle over to other instruments the drummer plays. Anyone on any instrument can benefit from this. And piano can give a player a greater sense of the overall structure of the music they're playing, help learn theory faster, etc. and it's a great writing instrument. I wish I played the piano.:oops:

    Neither of these would bother a trumpet embochure.

    Turtle
     

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