'Left handed trumpeters'

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by blower, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. blower

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    Ok, so we (as a group) are very familiar with Trumpets, Cornets and most brass instruments but have you noticed that pictures are often published back to front? Looking at my modest record collection I notice that Louis Armstrong is playing what looks like a left handed trumpet on a CD called c'set si bon, of course this is just the cover designer not knowing any better. Looking a little further I have a Jazz collection of 3 CDs issued by EMI, all 3 have a back to front Trumpet on the cover. On Miles Davis's CD Trumpet man he is pictured peering at us through the reversed curves of his Trumpet.
    Have a look at your collections, let's see how widespread this is.
     
  2. Bear

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    Well, to be on the serious side, I did know a fellow in my undergrad who played the trumpet with his left hand. His right was amputated right above the wrist due to some childhood accident. He was a BEAST of an improver/player too. I really enjoyed sitting next to him. Besides his playing, he was just a fun guy with a great and positive outlook.
     
  3. pbk917

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    Just look at the ad for Brass Instruments at the bottom of this page. LH Picc. player.

    Peter
     
  4. tatakata

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    I bet that "model" in the picture plays about as much trumpet as godchaser here on the TM :lol:

    Its an advertisement.

     
  5. A.N.A. Mendez

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    There are left handed trumpets, I have a factory left handed super, 1947 era made for a lefty pro who played Chicago and LA area in the 40s-50s. Finger hook is on the bell tube.
     
  6. Lezwoymn

    Lezwoymn Pianissimo User

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    I am left handed also, but, have learned to do alot of things right handed due to the fact that when I was young, it was weird to be a lefty. It would be interesting to see a left handed trumpet!
     
  7. Brekelefuw

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    Wingy Manone was a trumpet player who had only one functional arm. HIs got taken off in WW1 or 2, I can't remember which.
     
  8. John P

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    That'd be a pocket trumpet.
     
  9. A.N.A. Mendez

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    I'll get a photo together and post it.......soon I hope...
     
  10. tatakata

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    Ya Im sure there are horns designed for left handed players. Im just saying I doubt the guy in the ads is a lefty or even plays trumpet
     

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