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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by essdrae, Jan 6, 2014.
You can get lessons on line, using Skype or FaceTime, even if you only have one a month it's worth doing. The advantage to this is you can have a teacher far better than just those local to you.
You can teach yourself from scratch (I did), but it's not recommended. You teach yourself bad habits which are very hard to break. If you must, get a tuner so you can check you are playing the right note. I started on Tune a Day book one, 30 years ago. Use my Arban everyday and get the odd lesson, even now, to check my technique etc. I use FaceTime for those, so that I can get one of the very best tutors available.
this is an excellent resource for what you are requesting, and the PDF version is FREE....
Sound the Trumpet - How to blow your own horn...
and a GREAT method book....
The Jazz Method for Trumpet (Tutor Book & CD): John O'Neill: 0073999214642: Amazon.com: Books
These may be helpful: 10 Trumpet Lessons By The 215th Army Band - YouTube.
But if said FaceTime instructor sees you are playing an Eclipse (equipment error), s/he may drop you real fast... so keep the bell out of the line of site.
If you are comfortable with telling us your location, perhaps someone would be able to recommend some local resources/teachers to you.
You just stick with playing your antiques and making stuff up, leave the decent instruments and note reading to us musicians.
Oh, and it's line of SIGHT! You sure you're a qualified Doctor? Perhaps there were no written tests when you did it?
Sad but true... MD, license to kill
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But I would still try a real teacher to get started and sort you out face to face.
Always beware of doctors owning stocks in funeral homes and trumpet teachers that use the word "revolutionary method" in their pitches. Those beginning trumpet methods aren't just for kids. I would call my students "trumpeter pharisees" when all they did was play the right notes with the right rhythms. That "easy stuff" becomes real hard when we try to play perfectly and get the beautiful sound in our heads out the bell.