Learning to play at 45

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by duderubble, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Jackson Arch

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    Sounds to me like you have the right stuff and are saying the right things, particularly as a father. Compliments to you and your son, Sir. Get your own horn and stick with it (Ambassador is a fine choice. Cheap, sturdy, dependable, and hard to outgrow...and as old as you are). It is a slow process when you are older, but well worth the investment. I started back after nearly 30 years at age 49 and, no kidding, sounded like a kazoo first time at it again.

    I like the different teacher idea. And, if I didn't have a family to feed and educate, I'd move back to Greensboro and beg Mr. Grier to teach me how to play right! Care to join me? Maybe he'd offer a group rate! Best wishes. :thumbsup:
     
  2. Bob Grier

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    Jackson, I teach Skype lessons and I'm not expensive.
     
  3. Jackson Arch

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    You are too kind, Sir. I will keep that in mind.

    Sorry, Duderubble. I may have unintentionally highjacked your fine thread, but this is great stuff.
     
  4. duderubble

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    No problem at all. I'm now officially looking at the 1946 LA Olds Standard Trombone I picked up off craigslist for $50 and trying to decide if I should attempt to learn to play it or try to sell it to buy a trumpet/cornet. Trombone sure comes easier, just goofing around, I could play a B Flat scale in about 15 minutes.
     
  5. gmonady

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    Before you make a final decision, PM Kingtrumpet. He may be able to advise you on this.
     
  6. duderubble

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    Why is that? Trying to save a potential convert from the evils of trombone? LOL
     
  7. gmonady

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    Actually, Kingtrumpet has been a real proponent of the trombone assisting with trumpet phrasing. He has been posting such information on the trombone forums. He really may be able to offer serious insight as to how the trombone may help you. I know... "Kingtrumpet" and "serious" in the same sentence does seem like an oxymoron, when simply using just Kingtrumpet in a sentence would just simplify to moron; however, in the case of trombone/trumpet interface, Kingtrumpet becomes our idiot savant.
     
  8. tedh1951

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    You could try a Tenor Horn - has the same fingerings as trumpet, plays in treble clef, has a mouthpiece between trumpet and trombone - pitched in Eb I think but you can play reading straight off trumpet scores.
     
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  10. kingtrumpet

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    YES - KT had a nice little vid recorded switching from trombone, to my little Eb alto horn, and then to the trumpet -- all recorded on my new Zoom Q3, but apparently it didn't download. Hopefully this coming weekend I will have some time (to try a different computer) and get that on youtube. But Yes, GM, the trombone seems to be helping with "air suport", in getting decently loud and more importantly "good" sound above the high C (D, E, and sometimes F) --- of course anything over the high C is probably not ready for a video at this time --------more importantly as it concerns doubling -- I believe the most beneficial advice I got on the trombone was from local357, and also PeterMcneill on here ----and mostly to ease into the NEW instrument for several weeks, and not going "wild" on the new instrument ----- and then after a month or so, to start switching within the practice between trombone and trumpet. the rest of the trombone (slide position, tone, tonguing, playing music) -- is more of the same with these brass instruments -- Practice, practice, practice, and have patience with yourself!!!!!!!!!!
     

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