Switching to C trumpet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by snazzypadgett, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Haste2

    Haste2 Piano User

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    Lakerjazz, I cannot disagree more. My first instrument was piano for me, and the sound of B-flat trumpet notes was second nature to me despite my absolute pitch after a year or so of playing, or maybe the time was even a lot shorter than that (I started piano at 6, and trumpet at 12, btw). Repetition and practice is all you need.
     
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  2. Haste2

    Haste2 Piano User

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    On another note, I got a C trumpet a few years ago and I STILL have a hard time playing fast on it, unless I practice a specific part a lot, because I'm so used to how the B-flat trumpet sounds with each individual fingering/partial. If you have use trumpets in various keys, life is tough for those with absolute pitch. One thing's for sure: if I get a piccolo trumpet I will get a B-flat one, not an A one. =P

    Anyway, B-flat trumpet is definitely the one type of trumpet to learn so that you are on the same page as all the other trumpeters.
     

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