Right Horn?

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  1. Reelbigjakes

    Reelbigjakes New Friend

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    I am looking to play some ska and like reel big fish and less than jake
    I was just wondering what kinda of horns they use
    i have a Bb trumpet. A JTR-300.

    Is this ok?
     
  2. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    It's nothing such as a Ska trumpet! Your JTR-300 is more than good enough...:-)
     
  3. Reelbigjakes

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    Thanks for the help.
    I just got so confused with the different pitches of the horns Bb, Eb, A, C, Picalo
    All i wanted was to play some ska :p
     
  4. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    You don't have to worry about those higher pitched trumpets.They are MOSTLY for orchestral/classical works. I have played for 25 years now, and doing fine with my Bb trumpet..:-) A flugelhorn is also nice when playing pop/jazz/ska..
     
  5. dabhand

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    The Range covered by the Trumpet Family is large, so it would depend on the Tune , and not the Type of Music to be played. You might want to play in the Bass register, the Middle usual trumpet sound, or extreme High, and there are Trumpets made specifically for that range.
    Kind regards
    Dabhand
     
  6. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    Hi Reelbigjakes,
    I know you are new to trumpet (like days); so again welcome to the trumpet community.
    The Jupiter Artist JTR-300 will do you well for a few years.

    Firstly, find the link on cleaning and maintenance.
    - Valve oil for valves.
    - Slide grease (Vaseline) for the slides.
    - Wash with soapy water (Not too hot every 2 weeks) and rinse, dry, oil then store.
    Use the Valve oil on the valves before playing, and wipe down with a lint free cloth after playing. Wipe the horn down again with a soft cloth before storing in the case.

    Secondly, get a teacher, and a simple book to start with...e.g. "A tune a Day"
    Practice scales and Chromatic Scales Daily.
    Cheers
     
  7. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    But a regular Bb will do fine for 99% of your ska playing!!
     

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