How and why did you become a trumpet player?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by allan birmantas, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Peter McNeill

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    Good question...

    Got too good at Bugle. ...so..

    And I still don't think of myself as a trumpet player - more a trumpet owner and custodian. Some day, maybe I can master the trumpet.

    Some Day..
     
  2. allan birmantas

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    You own all of those instruments? You surely must play.
     
  3. Peter McNeill

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    I try hard.:-)
     
  4. Shadrack

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    My dad played Latin music (tres guitar) for the Fania record label. I remember seeing his band practice in a studio as a small child and was mesmerized by the horn section. The power and "clave" rhythm put me under a spell. One of the horn players gave me an old Rudy Muck mouthpiece and taught me to buzz. I still play with a Rudy Muck 40 years later. I purchased an old horn from a pawn shop with money from my paper route and started lessons with one of my dad's band mates shortly afterward.
     
  5. xjb0906

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    I used to stay up late and watch Doc on The Tonight Show. Started in 7th grade and played through high school. Stopped playing until about four and a half years ago.
     
  6. odd67ar

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    My grandfather played,my father played and I started to fool around with my elder brothers horn when I was 5.
    Have been playing ever since
     
  7. Stefen

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    I start at age 11, I chose the trumpet after my aunt played me some Glenn Miller, we only had classical music at home. I kept playing during the early years because I got to miss some of the "boring" lessons at school whilst I had my trumpet lessons, I also managed to have additional lessons which meant less of the "boring" lesson.
    I left school and went straight into a life of trumpet playing and it is still the most enjoyable part of my life (not including my family of course).
     
  8. ExtraTeeth

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    First week in high school, there was a concert by the band to promote the music programme.
    The kid on first trumpet took a solo on 'Big Spender' (come to think of it, an unusual choice for children) and I just thought 'That's for me'.
     
  9. stumac

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    Played Tenor Horn and cornet 1946-50 in a country brass band reformed after WW2, 1985 our son playing drums in a small church band told the music director I had a cornet at home, it was in high pitch so I bought a Bundy trumpet after a year bought a Selmer B700 which I am still playing amongst others.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  10. allan birmantas

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    So many reasons at so many ages. Fascinating!
    Glad I started this thread.
     

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