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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Trumpetplayer24, Jul 31, 2013.
My name's not Shirley.
I am a "night owl" so a lot of my interests are pursued at night, from 11pm to 3am. The trumpet is one of my interests, but because of the volume I can't practice this late at home. My solution, I practice at a shopping center that is not too far from where I live. I play as loud, and as long as I want. Other places I have practiced are at the bike trail adjacent to the river bed, and at several industrial areas.
During the day, if I am at home, I practice with complete disregard to everyone around me. If I am out, I go to the bike trail and station myself under the overpass, I enjoy the acoustics. I always go early to work, so I practice in my car until its my time to clock in.
If I was experienced, and I had confidence, even if only a little, I'd be practicing everywhere and at all times.
Check out your local school as well. Most schools in the UK are open after hours for other things - i.e. clubs, football matches and the facilities can be hired out (councils love this as it's an extra income stream). There are 3 schools local to me that do this -they also hire out classrooms in the evening for as little as £5 for 2 hours. I use them for teaching from - it also gives people a safe, secure place to go as well where people don't mind loads of noise! Most of them are open until 10pm as well. It's well worth asking about. Failing that, most rehearsals studios have a small room that you can hire for about the same price - bear in mind to tell them that you're not looking for a studio with full backline and PA setup!
Trumpetplayer 24 - just wondering how you are getting on with this problem of yours.
Have you managed to sort out somewhere to practice?
Perhaps you might tell us where in the UK you are so we could give you localized assistance?
My advice is to get the Yamaha Silent Brass and work out a deal with your parents to use it during the week if they let you practice without it on the weekends. I have a YSB and find it works well if you set the volume just right.
You need one of these ....
How about an update. Any changes with the shed... now that you have been in it for over a year? Anything you would have added in it's design? Any thing or materials you wish you have not used? Please SHED some light on this subject.
yeah, he had to put in a dehumidifier so the corks on his sax wouldn't swell up and put it back into tune!! -- and of course, the geese no longer fly over the shed --- because he plays the sax, and the geese are honkers, not easily saxified by woodwinds!!!! ((trumpetplayer24 -- please work out a solution to play the trumpet, otherwise you will end up playing the saxophone, and nobody wants that for you!!! ))