Late Beginner- is it too late to be in band?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by I Am The Strumpet, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    I agree with everyone who says you should give it a shot. Speak with the band director and ask for advice. Most are just looking for individuals who have some passion and are willing to work.

    Good luck...
     
  2. alexbegins24

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    I started playing last January and I was 24 years old. I had never played trumpet before. I have had quite a bit of experience with drums and a little guitar and bass which helped to start things off but I had barely any sight reading experience. I started with the Essential Elements book one and then onto more advanced books. I have taken two lessons so far but do to costs I am only able to squeeze them in every so often but they really have helped.
    The things that were frustrating such as my range became gradually easier with patience and practice. If you love it or even just like it right now, I encourage you to keep going with it. You might be surprised as I have been when you notice improvements. I can finally hit high C.
     
  3. Bob Grier

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    go for it!! Don't be impatient. listen to your trumpet teacher and you be there before you know it. Just practice every day. that's the key EVERY DAY!!
    Enjoy

    Bob G
     
  4. s.coomer

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    It's never too late to start something. It's only too late when there is nothing to start. If you really want to learn and practice hard you can make it.
     
  5. Wlfgng

    Wlfgng Piano User

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    Like others have said, go for it!
     
  6. tedh1951

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    I joined my FIRST band at age 49 - absolutley the best thing I ever did musically, satisfaction assured, and the very best fun - remember, "Banding" is a team sport, so everyone gets to help you.
     
  7. Snorglorf

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    I started playing trumpet in grade 10, and also joined both concert band and jazz band in grade 10. Just go for it, and don't be afraid to suck. You'll improve way faster than not being in the band.
     
  8. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    Just a word of warning here - trumpets work better if you blow ... ROFL
     
  9. kingtrumpet

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    I agree with everyone, go for it. Playing with the band should help develop cooperation, comraderie, and teamwork. I am a 44 year old guy -- my lungs have never been the best, even back in high school -- just love your instrument - and love playing. As I got older mild aerobics seem to help me - and exercise boosts self esteem, confidence, and is just healthy anyhow. don't buy a mute -- put the bell end of trumpet between clothes hanging in your closet -- that won't restrict the blow, but will help your parents hearing.
    ken
     
  10. crazyandy88

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    Definitely go for it! Playing alone is fun but there is little as fulfilling as making great music with a group of friends. Also, if you stick with band you can get some scholarship money for being in college band. I get $1,100 a semester for doing what I love!
     

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