Something we all need to face

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by trpguyy, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. trpguyy

    trpguyy Piano User

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    So it's time for me to get a new tux shirt. But the big question is this: How much "bigger" do I go, knowing that my arms are going to bent when I'm playing (meaning the sleeves have to be slightly longer) and my neck is going to expand? I'm already very tall and skinny, so I don't want to get a shirt that I'm going to "swim" in because it's too wide.
    How much "bigger" should I go?
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    I am neither tall nor skinny ... but I hate to be in a shirt that is at all binding while playing. I always prefer swimming to any chance of binding. But that is me. I always error on the larger side.

    Jim
     
  3. trumpetpimp

    trumpetpimp Piano User

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    You could bring your horn to the store. The salespeople might look at you funny but at least you'll be happy when you're wearing it. :D
     
  4. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

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    When you measure your arms for the sleeve length, have them raise your arm straight out to the side, and then bend your elbow at a 90 degree angle. I know exactly what kinda boat you're in, being tall and rather skinny myself.
     

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