New guy needing advice

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Trumpet_Ian, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Trumpet_Ian

    Trumpet_Ian New Friend

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    Hiya!

    I'm wanting to start playing my horn again after 25+ years. At one time I was a decent (albeit cocky, arrogant and snotty) player, but no longer.

    Is there a particular thread you guys would recommend I read?

    It has been so long that I'm not even sure what bad habits I've developed, though it would appear that I'm getting a lot of back pressure (if that's correct term) when I try to play high anything over a G above staff.

    I've been using a Bach 1C mouthpiece, but have a 3C, and a 7 as well - any recommendations on a good one to use just starting off? I also have a Schilke 13A4A, but that seems like a terrible, terrible idea at this point.

    I welcome any and all input, on everything. I lost my ego a long time ago and decided that I'll learn a lot more by listening than talking. :-)

    I sincerely appreciate any advice you guys can offer. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. gunshowtickets

    gunshowtickets Forte User

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    Wilkommen!

    Search for "Circle of Breath".
     
  3. SteveRicks

    SteveRicks Fortissimo User

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    With no other info about your playing, I would suggest using the 7C or the 3c. A 1C is very large. Most teachers start a student in a 7C.
     
  4. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

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    I'll ask at what playing level you began your hiatus, and what do you expect to achieve by now resuming. Otherwise IMO a 1C would be tough for me above the G, but then I don't purposely go there and when I need to, I'd be playing my Schilke P5-4 piccolo trumpet. Of the mpcs you mention, I'd chose the 3C for versatility. Of the instruments you list, you've at least 2 good ones ... but I'd still have a competent tech check them out after they've been put away so long. I resumed after a 40+ year hiatus and was forced into more for months due to health and dentures.
     
  5. TrumpetMD

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    A trumpet player who is (was) cocky, arrogant and snotty? Never heard of this before. :cool:

    Welcome to TM. Lots of comeback players here, myself included. I've been playing now for about 8 years, after a 20+ year break.

    I agree with the suggestion to consider the 3C or 7C. Of course, everyone is different. But all things being equal, a middle-of-the-road mouthpiece is a good place to start.

    Mike
     
  6. gmonady

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    My God good man, don't loose your edge, after all you ARE a trumpet player, right? Welcome to TM where coming to cockus is the right thing to do.
     
  7. gmonady

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    You would think a doctor could afford to have mirrors in the house for crapping out loud!

    (How's that for cocky, arrogant and snotty?)
     
  8. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

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    I don't know what you're talking about. ;-)

    (I guess you can add "sarcasm" to the list.)

    Mike
     
  9. gmonady

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    That works for me;-)
     
  10. tobylou8

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    Isn't that a prerequisite?? :roll:

    :welcome::welcome::welcome::wave::wave::wave::laughwave::laughwave::laughwave:
     

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